Simon Fell > Its just code > Mail Act-On w/ Maildrop

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Mail Act-On is a nifty plugin for that allows you to trigger mail rules from the keyboard. As it can run real rules, this means it can be used to run AppleScript. This makes it ideal for use with Maildrop. Normally the Maildrop actions are accessed via the system scripts menu, tucked away in the menu bar, and quite possibly no where near your mail window. With Mail Act-On you can now access those Maildrop scripts directly from the keyboard.

Once you've installed Mail Act-On, you'll need to create the 2 Act-On rules for "Add Email to" and "Create Case in", this just requires a new rule set to run AppleScript and selecting the Maildrop scripts installed at ~/Library/Scripts/Applications/Mail, thusly

Once you've setup the 2 rules, then hit the ` key to trigger Act-On, then hit 1 or 2 to run the Maildrop command, simple. (of course you can pick whatever key mappings you want)

If you use Maildrop a lot, its well worth checking out.