Make save attachment with a rule

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MajereXYU, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. MajereXYU macrumors regular

    May 11, 2005

    I would like to make save an e-mail attachment automatically when I send myself an e-mail with a specific word in the subject.

    The only problem is, in the rules, there is no option to do this.
    The only way I can see is making an Apple Script that would be called when rules are met.

    Can anyone recommend either an application/plugin or hook me up with a proper Apple Script?

    What I want to do basically is send myself .torrent files from my Macbook to my iMac so it starts downloading while I am away.
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    You are going to a lot of work to accomplish nothing. You are not going to initiate a torrent by simply saving a .torrent file. To accomplish what you are trying to do, the AppleScript would have to do the following:
    1. Parse all incoming messages for .torrent attachments.
    2. Save attachments when it finds a torrent.
    3. Open the .torrent saved attachment which should also launch BitTorrent or whichever torrent app you use.
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Transmission can be set to auto check folder for t0rrent files, so getting it to open is no problem. Just leave the app on.

    An email program such as Eudora (at least the 6.2 version which is PPC, not sure about the new version) saves attachments in a folder automatically. You can probably just make a go0gle mail account, enable pop, and use that.

    Total set up time should be 10-30 minutes.
  4. MajereXYU thread starter macrumors regular

    May 11, 2005
    I should've been clearer.

    I plan to use Transmission, which auto-add torrents saved to my downloads folder.

    There is a rule in that can check for specific words in subject or message content.

    I plan to use that rule to send myself a message which will contain a specific codeword I will invent for myself so the rule can trigger an Applescript which would then download the attachment.
  5. MajereXYU thread starter macrumors regular

    May 11, 2005
    Thanks for the input!

    I will try this for sure.


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