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Authored by: asan102 on Apr 23, '04 07:40:59PM

Maybe I'm missing something, but this wouldn't work if Mail's not already running, would it? If it's implemented as a mail rule, Mail.app only checks for new messages when it's actually open, so wouldn't it always be open when this script is run? Why do you need to tell Mail.app to launch?



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Use Speech to announce new Mail messages
Authored by: Glide on Apr 24, '04 12:54:43PM

I have mail.app in my startup items and set as hidden so it simply runs in the dock at all times. That way it can poll automatically without me having to fire it up every time to check my mail as well the window won't be in my way or inflating my dock with a minimized window. The original post of the script will simply activate the window (if it's not already open it will open a new one). Unless ram is VERY scarce I see no reason why anyone wouldn't want to keep it running in this fashion. Give 'er a try and see if you like it. But yes if it isn't running at all then it will open mail. Which is rather necessary to get your mail anyway unless you use something else to poll for pop3?



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Authored by: Glide on Apr 24, '04 01:03:01PM

oops I missed something. If you run the script manually then it will open mail.app. So then you would probably have to run it from a cron job but then it'll basically have the same effect as if you run mail.app all the time and using the applscript in a rule instead. After the first run though mail.app will remain running anyway. So I'd just go with the startup item/hidden way of doing it in the first place.



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