Comments on: free software for Mail OS X http://www.lessig.org/2003/10/free-software-for-mail-os-x/ Blog, news, books Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:59:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: Dany Silverman http://www.lessig.org/2003/10/free-software-for-mail-os-x/#comment-23401 Tue, 14 Oct 2003 10:30:54 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/10/free_software_for_mail_os_x.html#comment-23401 Another solution is to use server-side filtering. I use procmail and about 95% of the time it puts things in the right place and I don’t have to worry about dragging stuff about. The learning curve is a bit steep, but the benefits are pretty great, especially if you check your (IMAP) account from multiple locations/computers. Otherwise, yeah, the “Rules” thing is pretty nice, although not perfect.

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By: Aaron Swartz http://www.lessig.org/2003/10/free-software-for-mail-os-x/#comment-23400 Fri, 10 Oct 2003 21:03:16 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/10/free_software_for_mail_os_x.html#comment-23400 Oops, my solution doesn’t select the next message. I can use the UI scripting to have it select the next menu item, and that properly selects the next message, but selecting menu items doesn’t work from the scripts menu (which itself works by selecting a menu item). Aargh!

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By: asubedi http://www.lessig.org/2003/10/free-software-for-mail-os-x/#comment-23399 Fri, 10 Oct 2003 20:35:59 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/10/free_software_for_mail_os_x.html#comment-23399 Prof. Lessig,

Its in someone else’s comment! Sorry for the confusion.

http://www.lessig.org/blog/archives/001187.shtml

Thanks

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By: Aaron Swartz http://www.lessig.org/2003/10/free-software-for-mail-os-x/#comment-23398 Fri, 10 Oct 2003 19:21:05 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/10/free_software_for_mail_os_x.html#comment-23398 OK, I think I’ve figured out how to do pretty much what I wanted, although it may only work on Panther:

http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/001054

Thanks for the help, everyone.

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By: lessig http://www.lessig.org/2003/10/free-software-for-mail-os-x/#comment-23397 Fri, 10 Oct 2003 16:34:41 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/10/free_software_for_mail_os_x.html#comment-23397 thanks for the tips and clarifications. see how much you learn by revealing your ignorance! And asubedi — where on my website does it say that? I have machines that I’ve installed GNU/Linux on (and some installed for me), but my machine in my hand is a Mac. And while I’ve spent a great deal of time showing how cool stuff can be done by making Powerpoint simple, I’m switching to something else soon. MSFT programs are the only programs that crash in OS X (that I’ve found, at least).

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By: Nick http://www.lessig.org/2003/10/free-software-for-mail-os-x/#comment-23396 Fri, 10 Oct 2003 12:21:32 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/10/free_software_for_mail_os_x.html#comment-23396 Uh, Mail.app already has those abilities. Just go to Preferences | Rules and you can set it up to recognize that emails from (or to) a particular corporate source belong in a special folder and put it there automatically.

So I guess that makes it a first-class mail program. :)

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By: Mike Perry http://www.lessig.org/2003/10/free-software-for-mail-os-x/#comment-23395 Fri, 10 Oct 2003 03:47:48 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/10/free_software_for_mail_os_x.html#comment-23395 Even better would be an email program that you could train to KNOW which folder to place each email based its source. Hit a single ‘put away’ key, and it would know to put an email from john@isp.com into the Friends/John folder. (It could also be smart enough to learn to put all mail from one corporate source into a specific folder.) Last but not least, it could be told to put the mail you SEND to someone in that person’s folder. That would make it far easier to follow a trail of correspondence.

I’ve meant to suggest this to Apple for months. Except for its SPAM scanning Mail is rather lack-luster. This one feature would make it a first-class mail program.

–Mike Perry

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By: Jonathan Nathan http://www.lessig.org/2003/10/free-software-for-mail-os-x/#comment-23394 Fri, 10 Oct 2003 01:56:48 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/10/free_software_for_mail_os_x.html#comment-23394 To bind these AppleScripts to a keyboard equivalent, I like the freeware launcher Xkeys by David Stark.

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By: Darren Rowse http://www.lessig.org/2003/10/free-software-for-mail-os-x/#comment-23393 Fri, 10 Oct 2003 01:16:40 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/10/free_software_for_mail_os_x.html#comment-23393 I had been thinking the same thing just this morning as I tediously dragged and dropped all my email into appropriate folders…there has to be an easier way.

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By: Aaron Swartz http://www.lessig.org/2003/10/free-software-for-mail-os-x/#comment-23392 Fri, 10 Oct 2003 00:00:52 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/10/free_software_for_mail_os_x.html#comment-23392 I had the exact same problem; I started using Cocoa Gestures but something that could be activated by a key would be much nicer. But how do you bind these AppleScripts to a key?

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By: wild bear http://www.lessig.org/2003/10/free-software-for-mail-os-x/#comment-23391 Thu, 09 Oct 2003 23:26:54 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/10/free_software_for_mail_os_x.html#comment-23391 What’s wrong with Eudora? Seems terribly robust to me.

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By: Morgaine Swann http://www.lessig.org/2003/10/free-software-for-mail-os-x/#comment-23390 Thu, 09 Oct 2003 21:51:06 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/10/free_software_for_mail_os_x.html#comment-23390 I think Apple neglects mail.app because they assume everyone uses Microsoft:office. Personally, I haven’t found any other mail apps for OS X that I like as much as mail.app. As for Entourage, I won’t put one penny more in Gate’s pockets than I have to, so lets all hope that Panther has a scripts menu and actually takes our old mail off the server!

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By: Nikita Borisov http://www.lessig.org/2003/10/free-software-for-mail-os-x/#comment-23389 Thu, 09 Oct 2003 20:54:07 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/10/free_software_for_mail_os_x.html#comment-23389 I believe the revised version of Mail.app included with Panther (coming out later this month) will include a scripts menu that will simplify this task a bit. The documentation says you will be able to create scripts that are invoked by a keyboard shortcut and operate on the currently selected messages.

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By: asubedi http://www.lessig.org/2003/10/free-software-for-mail-os-x/#comment-23388 Thu, 09 Oct 2003 20:05:34 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/10/free_software_for_mail_os_x.html#comment-23388 Mutt (www.mutt.org) is the ultimate email client. It is completely text oriented and not only there are hotkeys for everyting, you can define hotkeys for things like different signature for different recievers. It probably has the best GnuPG support of all MUA’s and, with help of other programs, can view any MIME types.

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By: Adam Rice http://www.lessig.org/2003/10/free-software-for-mail-os-x/#comment-23387 Thu, 09 Oct 2003 16:45:10 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/10/free_software_for_mail_os_x.html#comment-23387 Gyazmail (http://www.gyazsquare.com/gyazmail/) allows you to customize the hotkeys. It has some other features I like, some that I don’t.

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By: John Brewer http://www.lessig.org/2003/10/free-software-for-mail-os-x/#comment-23386 Thu, 09 Oct 2003 16:35:46 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/10/free_software_for_mail_os_x.html#comment-23386 MailSmith from BareBones (http://www.barebones.com/) not only has very pervasive applescript (and other osa script) support, but also allows you to apply keyboard shortcuts to applescripts as well as re-configure all of the keyboard shortcuts to suit yourself. BareBones also produces BBEdit and MailSmith inherits fantastic text handling capabilities (in addition to the other features mentioned) from it.

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By: asubedi http://www.lessig.org/2003/10/free-software-for-mail-os-x/#comment-23385 Thu, 09 Oct 2003 16:20:19 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/10/free_software_for_mail_os_x.html#comment-23385 Prof. Lessig,
Here is a geeky question…

What machine do you run? What are the specs of your machine? I searched your website and only found that you run (ran?) Debian GNU/Linux and present your “Powerpoint” presentation through OpenOffice.

Thanks,
asubedi

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By: Craig Hughes http://www.lessig.org/2003/10/free-software-for-mail-os-x/#comment-23384 Thu, 09 Oct 2003 15:35:59 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/10/free_software_for_mail_os_x.html#comment-23384 You can create a mail rule which applies an applescript to the currently selected message(s) when you press Cmd-Opt-L

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By: Paul Frankenstein http://www.lessig.org/2003/10/free-software-for-mail-os-x/#comment-23383 Thu, 09 Oct 2003 15:14:51 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/10/free_software_for_mail_os_x.html#comment-23383 Apple’s Mail tool is often referred to as Mail.app (capitalization may vary) to distinguish it from generic mail clients…

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