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Automatically file email in Mail based on sender's domain
Authored by: kaih on Jan 30, '08 01:06:07PM
There was a problem with the script as originally posted - as it is in the hint, then it works when invoked from the Script Editor, where I was doing my testing, however I was a little too hasty in posting it.

Here's an amended version that works when it's invoked as a rule in Mail.

using terms from application "Mail"
	on perform mail action with messages newMessages
		tell application "Mail"
			repeat with theMessage in newMessages
				-- first we find the sender of the message
				set theSender to sender of theMessage as string
				-- now we strip off the sender's domain (everything after the "@")
				set oldDelimiters to AppleScript's text item delimiters
				set AppleScript's text item delimiters to {"@"}
					set theDomain to the second text item of theSender
					-- always set the text item delimiters back as soon as possible!
					set AppleScript's text item delimiters to ""
					-- and strip the last character off the domain, as it will be a ">"
					set theDomain to get characters 1 through ((theDomain's length) - 1) of theDomain
				on error
					set theDomain to "Undetermined"
					set AppleScript's text item delimiters to ""
				end try
				set targetMailbox to "Sorted/" & theDomain
					move theMessage to mailbox targetMailbox of account "Emperor's Mind" of application "Mail"
				on error
					-- do nothing
				end try
			end repeat
		end tell
	end perform mail action with messages
end using terms from

This works well for me, as I also have one Smart Mailbox called Action Items that gathers all unread and all flagged emails - then all I need to do is monitor this one Smart Mailbox to see what emails need to have something done about them. Once I've read an email, if it needs a follow-up, I flag it. If not, it turns unread, and is automatically filed in the appropriate mailbox for future reference.


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