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Authored by: tcurtin on Feb 15, '03 04:00:39PM

Keeping files in disk images is squirrelly business. If you eject the image, an alias (created using command-option-drag) will actually open the disk image for you when double-clicked. However, a static link created with ln -s will not. Unfortunately, this means if your encrypted disk image isn't mounted and you start up mail.app, you'll see an empty mailbox.

Anyone know of a way around this?



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Applescript Workaround
Authored by: noworryz on Feb 17, '03 01:01:56AM

A workaround is to create an Applescript that tells the Finder to open your disk image then tells the Finder to open Mail. Hide away the Mail application and always launch it via the Applescript.

Or do what I do and assign a function key (using FruitMenu) to mounting your disk image and another to launching Mail. I've never mixed them up, probably because the 'mount' key is easier to find (near my power button) and the 'Mail' key is just to the right of it.



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