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announce messaes with speech
Authored by: russh on Jan 16, '03 07:02:31PM
You can do that with a modified version of the Applescript I posted: Create a mail rule that screens for a specific sender. "" Then as the last action in the rule, attach a compiled Applescript like this:
on perform_mail_action(info)
	tell application "Mail"
		set selectedMessages to |SelectedMessages| of info
		set theRule to |Rule| of info
		repeat with eachMessage in selectedMessages
			set theSender to sender of eachMessage
			set theRuleName to name of theRule
			set theText to "You have a new message from" & theSender
			say theText
		end repeat
	end tell
end perform_mail_action
I just tested the above. It works. When a message comes in that triggers the rule (in this example, from "Joe Blow"), your Mac will say: "You have a new message from Joe Blow " The script will add the name of any sender you set up a rule for. There is likely a way to make it not say the email address. That exercise is left to the reader. :)

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announce messaes with speech
Authored by: russh on Jan 16, '03 07:10:52PM
Hate to reply to my own message, but not sure how to edit. I just wanted to be clear: this script does NOT use "Say" or any other CLI application. The "say" in the script part of standard Applescript. No piping or terminal commands required. :) (Not that there is anything wrong with that...)

I just wanted to be clear.. it really is that simple.

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