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Short, sweet, and flexible?
Authored by: DesignX on Apr 27, '05 04:27:53PM

Since I was looking to do this myself, I'm happy to see someone else has done all the work!
Here is a combination of all the (best? most elegant??) shortest! code and seemingly most flexible in these threads. (Who am I to say? I don't know my elbow from the teakettle with shell scripts and I write AppleScript like I speak Chinese.) But this works from anywhere to anywhere (flexible) and it is short.
A combination of obscure requirements in the Mail rule, a unique script name, and/or (probably better) encrypted e-mail would keep it secure.
It is a combination of code from xone, zendrew, and whoever's shoulders they're standing on.
Comments? Improvements?

Complete and ready to run:
using terms from application "Mail"
on perform mail action with messages theMessages for rule Name_of_your_mail_rule_here
set ip_address to (do shell script "curl -f | awk '{print substr($6,1,length($6)-15)}'")
tell application "Mail"
repeat with eachMessage in theMessages
set theSubject to subject of eachMessage
set replyMessage to reply eachMessage without opening window
set the subject of replyMessage to ip_address
send replyMessage
end try
end repeat
end tell
end perform mail action with messages
end using terms from


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