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Set up an Entourage rule to add a calendar reminder Apps
I know there have been a lot of Entourage «» Mail «» iCal «» Applescript hints, but I think this one is a bit different. I use my Entourage calendar as a pseudo "string around my finger" for quick reminder notes to myself for things that I need to get done later in the day. Sometimes, however, I am at a different computer, and I normally just send myself a reminder email, which doesn't ever get into my calendar.

I decided to write a rule and an applescript to place mail messages whose subject start with "[calendar] " (no quotes) into the Entourage calendar automatically, and to immediately remind myself. It turns out that Microsoft already has a "Create Event from Message Reminder" in the script menu, so I just modified it accordingly.

Create the AppleScript in Script Editor, and save it to /Users » username » Documents » Microsoft User Data » Entourage Script Menu Items. Then set up a rule in Entourage as follows:
  1. Choose Tools » Rules and click on the +New button
  2. Name the rule something like email reminder
  3. Under the first if, select Subject and then Starts With, and then type in [calendar]
  4. Under Add Action, change the first selection to Run AppleScript, and then click on Script to select the script you saved earlier
Now, whenever you want to send yourself a reminder email, just send the email to yourself with the subject line starting with [calendar] (e.g., [calendar] remember to take out recycling!), and you're all set!
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Set up an Entourage rule to add a calendar reminder
Authored by: kissedsmiley on Mar 09, '07 05:14:46PM

I like this! I had no idea there was an Entourage command. I am using Eudora, but have used Entourage too.

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