Bulk-Export Mails from Apple Mail, Part II

Apple’s mail client has an annoying limitation: If you want to export mail messages as .eml or .emlx you have to do it one by one, i.e. dragging one message at a time from the Mail App’s window to a Finder window. It won’t let you drag several messages at the same time.

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However with a small script this limitation can be circumvented easily. (This is Part II of the other Mail Export post.)

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Timestamp Macros for Keyboard Maestro

These are macros for the magnificent OS X macro environment Keyboard Maestro 7, a highly recommendable program.

Basically the macros were just an experiment to see how well Keyboard Maestro works with Swift scripts. (Running Swift scripts is a new feature of Keyboard Maestro 7.) And it works quite well, I find.

The first macro gives also a nice example of conditional and value-remembering pop-up menus in the user prompt. (I discovered this only recently.)  Continue reading Timestamp Macros for Keyboard Maestro

Archive Assistant (Script)

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This AppleScript script is very handy for the creation of different type of archives and disk images.

It’s one of those scripts I use almost daily: It’s sitting in the Scripts menu in the menu bar and from there it allows me easy access to important and useful archive and disk image formats. Unlike other programs this script does not try to gather every available format. Just the ones that are right for a given purpose.

Updated 28 Apr 2017 @ 2 h For the latest script changes see the bottom of the post.

The script can create these archive/dmg types:

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OS X: Understanding and Configuring Mail Drop

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Mail Drop is a new Yosemite features that drew relatively little attention.

Mail Drop is super useful. It allows to send huge (really huge) attachments just as if they were normal, small attachments. It does this by uploading the attached file to a third-party server (i.e. not the SMTP server). The receiving mail client then either downloads the file automatically or the user can download it with a click on the attachment icon/link. (This depends on whether a mail client or web mail is used on the receiving side, or on the settings of the mail client.)

This allows to avoid problems like these: Continue reading OS X: Understanding and Configuring Mail Drop

LaunchBar Action: Delete

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LaunchBar is my preferred application/file/script launcher on OS X. If you’re a LaunchBar user you know that it is very extensible through custom actions.

This little Action is called “Delete”. We all know that deleting files can quickly become boring. “Delete” brings back some variation and joy to the otherwise monotonous duty of file deletion. 😉 Continue reading LaunchBar Action: Delete

Keep a History of your External IP Addresses

Today I had a look on my 404 log to check if there were any broken links or orphaned slugs on my site. The log was more than a couple of days old and … rather long. Since I made some “experiments” with my site recently, it was likely that the majority of the 404s have been triggered by myself, that is, from my Mac, behind a dynamic IP address.

So, how to filter out these not-so-interesting entries?  Continue reading Keep a History of your External IP Addresses

ConTeXt Typeset Tool

This AppleScript script is for users of the ConTeXt typesetting system on a Mac.

Main purpose of the script is to launch ConTeXt typesetting in a flexible way and independently of the text editor you are using. It can also typeset the product file while you’re editing any component (child) file.

Besides that it provides a GUI for various ConTeXt tools/scripts and contains an updater (and archiver) for the ConTeXt installation. Continue reading ConTeXt Typeset Tool

Bulk-Export Mails from Apple Mail

Apple’s mail client has an annoying limitation: If you want to export mail messages as .eml or .emlx you have to do it one by one, i.e. dragging one message at a time from the Mail App’s window to a Finder window. It won’t let you drag several messages at the same time.

applemail-icon

However with a small script this limitation can be circumvented easily.

Continue reading Bulk-Export Mails from Apple Mail