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But it might be unreliable...........
Authored by: alajuela on Jan 16, '03 02:12:29PM

I have been trying to get Mail to run a script-containing rule which takes a message and forwards it over to iCal [this allows me to keep my iCal roughly in sync w/ my PC Outlook client].

When I run the script manually on one or more messages, it works, but to say that it is undependable inside a Mail rule is a generous understatement. I have not yet figured out if this is a script or Mail flakiness problem.

I do think this functionality is a very good; I just gotta figure out what makes it work best.

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But it might be unreliable...........
Authored by: JackRepenning on Sep 20, '04 08:32:32PM

Yes, I find Mail's invocation of scripts to be unreliable as well. My script runs fine if I cmd-a opt-cmd-l (select all, run rules), but as mail arrives it's very very spotty, misses I think more messages than it actually hits. I'm pretty sure Mail is not running my script (as opposed to my script dropping bits somewhere), based on adding debugging stuff that logs itself in various ways (I've used a dialog, and also I've used application "Mail"'s create new outgoing message, so it's not all in my face).

I also find that my properties aren't being saved, as properties ought to be. I wanted to use properties to save stuff from run to run, but no joy on that one.

Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
-- T. S. Eliot, "Choruses from 'The Rock'"

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