Using mail to run automator action...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by pdpardue, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. pdpardue macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2005
    Sacramento, California
    Forgive me if I sound like a rambling idiot here...

    Okay, a little back story; I have an automator workflow that I'm working on that I can use to export a project in aperture and build a client webpage from. It's (supposed) to be designed so that I can export this page prebuilt, the client view the images and then select which ones they want. Then, I am (hoping to) have the file names emailed to me, where as Mail will intercept the message and run a workflow that searches the aperture library for the image and attaches a keyword to that image.

    Since my image library has unique file names finding the right image won't be a problem. What is a problem is figuring out first of all how to grab the contents of the mail message and pass them into a variable to then search for said variable in my aperture library...

    Anyone have any suggestions? Or am I looking in the wrong place (i.e., not possible with this set up)
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I know you can do this with AppleScript. I'm not sure if it's possible with Automator - but I think you can write your own Automator action in AppleScript and include this action in your workflow.

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