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10.4: Use Spotlight comments to tag Mail messages
Authored by: da5idonimac on Jun 08, '05 10:44:58AM

actually, it is quite easy - i used this hint to create my first automator workflow i might actually use (and that works!).

here are step-by-step instructions:
1. in mail, create a new mailbox (not an intelligent folder)

2. move some emails in there (to test)

3. in automator do this:
3.1. add the action "get specified finder items" - in the box, add the path to the mailbox folder (found in user/library/mail/mailboxes)

3.2 add the action "get folder contents"*. select the checkbox to repeat for subfolders*.

3.3. add the action "add spotlight comment to finder objects"* with the wanted spotlight comments.

4. run the script to test. go to the mailbox folder, find you messages and show the file info. you should see your spotlight comments there.

* or similar. i only have the german version running and have to translate some actions myself.

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