[MlMt] MailMate event scripts

Helge Andre Gudmundsen helgeg at helgegudmundsen.com
Fri May 13 16:51:42 UTC 2011

On 13 May 2011, at 14:26, Benny Kjær Nielsen wrote:

> Try fetching this version:
> 	http://updates.mailmate-app.com/archives/MailMate_r2098.tbz

The latest release I see there is r2096. I will check back in a while.

> The release notes describe a debug variable. Use that and then look 
> for output in Console.app.
> It should look like something as follows:
> 	Loaded and parsed script named: “New Mail” (disabled)
> 	Loaded and parsed script named: “Strip Mailman Footer” (disabled)
> 	Loaded and parsed script named: “Strip Whitespace” (enabled)
> 	Event type “account.synchronized” for 2 messages
> 	 0 messages triggered “Sound for MailMate Receipts”
> 	 1 messages triggered “Sound for Inbox”
> 	 1 messages triggered “Notification for Inbox”


In the meantime I have found out that my script actually triggers, but 
that MailMate does not play any sounds whatsoever on my system. Could be 
a configuration issue on my end, so I will look into it.

Playing sounds is only a way to get to know the scripting, and not an 
end in itself. What I would like to do, is to check for new messages 
that contain a given subject and then pass on the body of the message to 
a script that parses it to create OmniFocus tasks based on the body 

This leads me to two further questions. Will it be possible to have a 
script trigger on the receipt of new messages and pass the subject and 
body on to a shell script?

In the examples, the script tag always contains an inline script. Is it 
possible to call a script external to mailmate?

> I hope this can help you. You are welcome to ask more questions (also 
> on the mailing list).

Anyway, thanks very much for your help, it is much appreciated.

Best regards,

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