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Avoid 'Working Offline' issues in Mail.app
Authored by: rawhead on Mar 03, '05 04:34:29AM

Arrgh!

This works, which is great, because I've wanted something like this since 10.0. Seriously, I told good old Cricket on several occasions on the OSX list that Mail.app has to (a) get rid of those intrusive alert windows that come to the fore everytime it can't connect to the mail server, and (b) for cryin' out loud don't go to "offline mode" and stay there when it can't connect to the mail server.

Sadly, neither of these issues has been addressed after so many iterations of OSX/Mail.app.

The bad news is that, because this script is a "force check" of e-mail (the equivalent of clicking on the check mail icon), Mail blurts out that very annoryingly high-pitched whining sound (You've got mail.... NOT!) sound every time it checks mail.... which I want it to do every 1 minute, just like in the original script.

I guess this is where <a href="http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20031029112821812&query=mail+sound">this hint</a> comes in handy.

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Avoid 'Working Offline' issues in Mail.app
Authored by: rawhead on Mar 03, '05 04:38:22AM
Forgot to turn on "HTML formatting". Heh. THIS is the hint.

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Trun off alerts
Authored by: sinjin on Mar 03, '05 12:44:02PM
If you don't like Mail's alerts you can turn them off in the Preferences. Or if your issue is that you want the alerts under other circumstances but not when this script runs you can use these lines in the script to toggle alert sounds off:

	set new mail sound to none
	set should play other mail sounds to false
and on:

	set new mail sound to someannoyingsound
	set should play other mail sounds to true


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Trun off alerts
Authored by: rawhead on Mar 04, '05 01:16:38AM

>>If you don't like Mail's alerts you can turn them off in the Preferences

Yeah, as you say, I want sounds played for other instances, like mail sent (swooooosh!). Just not every 1 minute that Mail goes looking for new messages and can't find any.


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All these moments will be lost in time
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Trun off alerts
Authored by: leenoble_uk on Mar 04, '05 12:11:01PM

Do a search on the interweb for an application called Play Sound. It's free and all it does is play sounds.

Then turn off all your Mail sounds and save this script to your ~/Library/scripts/Mail Scripts folder.

Make a new rule in Mail for every message to run by this script. This way you get a sound for each new message. Kind of annoying when you have 60 odd to download but at least you can hear not only when you have messages but how many you have.

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