[MlMt] r5907 and Group Address completion

Henry Seiden info at techworkspro.com
Thu Jul 28 15:23:23 EDT 2022


The app I use instead of Contacts which accesses the database just fine 
(and stores is away in its own configuration, BTW) is Busy Contacts. It 
uses a different methodology that makes it compatible but separate and 
more stable. It uses a tag field so you can sort on the tag. I haven’t 
quite figured out how to find by tag AND select the found items in one 

If I can do that I will be able to export that entire selection to an 
email bypassing all the other stuff - manual selection, etc. Then 
it’ll go straight to MailMate either in the To: or BCC: field without 
any interaction with MailMate.

Of course, as is MailMate only works with Contacts so we’re stuck with 
all the flaws. It ain’t MailMate, though. I don’t we can ask Benny 
to fix Contacts flaws. Maybe we can ask for an interface to [Busy 
Contacts](www.busymac.com) though. What say you Mr. Wizard?


Henry Seiden
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On 28 Jul 2022, at 11:31, Edward Thome wrote:

> On 24 Jul 2022, at 16:19, Henry Seiden wrote:
>> I notice three things overall in my use of Contacts with MailMate:
>> 1. In Contacts, the group name is very difficult to add or rename - 
>> seems an app issue and not the only one in Contacts, which is why I 
>> don’t use it. Unfortunately my preferred app, Busy Contacts 
>> doesn’t have the same feature, it has others.
>> 2. Expansion of the group to show emails in MailMate. In an existing 
>> email (like this one), the group name just sits there. It isn’t 
>> expandable to a list of names for me, while in a new (empty) email it 
>> is. MailMate issue?
>> 3. The dropdown in MailMate does appear for each person in the 
>> expanded Mail list, once expanded view is showing, however alternate 
>> emails in each contact’s info are not visible or selectable.
> I believe that you are correct in that Contacts.app is involved.
> I believe that if a contact card comes from more than one set of 
> contact groups (say, iCloud, LocalISP, Gmail), then it won’t show up 
> when the group completes. You can tell by looking at the contact in 
> Contacts.app and looking for the entry for “cards” just above 
> “note”.
> If you are using a Smart Group, this can cause the address to show up 
> twice.
> I have my all my Contacts pruned accordingly, and it is working for me 
> now.
> Thanks, for the tip, Henry.
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