Solved

MailApp Apple script help

Posted on 2004-08-22
3
310 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
I have never written an applescript, and would
very much appreciate any help that anyone could give.

I am trying to find a way to copy the long header information
from all the messages in my junk mail box into a single
document; I then send the information on to our system
manager, who uses it to control spam.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:mrocek
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:weed
ID: 11866549
Hmmm, not quite sure how you want to go about that one. Writing an applescript would work, but youre going to need more than a basic understanding of applescript to do it. It might just be easier to show the package contents on your Junk mailbox in the ~/library/mail folder. Find the mbox file within it, and send them the file. It's got all the junk with headers. If you wanted to clean it up for them, you could write a grep search/replace in BBEdit which would be easier than applescript.
0
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
brettmjohnson earned 500 total points
ID: 11872698
You can run the following command from Terminal.app.
(It is all one line)

awk '/^[Ff]rom / { inhead = 1 }; /^$/ {if (inhead)  { print; inhead = 0; }}; { if (inhead) print; }' ~/Library/Mail/Mailboxes/Junk.mbox  > ~/Desktop/JunkHdrs.txt

0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:brettmjohnson
ID: 11876818
I just noticed a dumb error in my poste.  We need to parse the mbox file inside the Junk.mbox directory:

awk '/^[Ff]rom / { inhead = 1 }; /^$/ {if (inhead)  { print; inhead = 0; }}; { if (inhead) print; }' ~/Library/Mail/Mailboxes/Junk.mbox/mbox  > ~/Desktop/JunkHdrs.txt

0

Featured Post

Simple, centralized multimedia control

Watch and learn to see how ATEN provided an easy and effective way for three jointly-owned pubs to control the 60 televisions located across their three venues utilizing the ATEN Control System, Modular Matrix Switch and HDBaseT extenders.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Smartwatches: just a fashion accessory or a useful device for all? The Apple Watch (http://www.apple.com/watch/) was launched in April of 2015 and has become a new way for iPhone users to stay connected. Ranging from $349 to $17,000, the Apple Watch…
In this article we have discussed about the OS X EI Capitan and how to fix Wi-Fi issue in OS X El Capitan. We have explained how to delete system level preferences and create a new Wi-Fi location to resolve Wi-Fi issue.
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question