I’m so happy, that Automators.fm was born - Great Podcast and so many great ideas to go further in my own Level of Automation! Thanks a lot to Rosemary and David! You’re doing a great work!!!
I use MailRules on a separate MacMini 24/7…like Rosemary…and i love it.
(I’m also using KeyboardMaestro, Hazel, Alfred, Airmail, Omnifocus…)
One Rule i cannot find out how to set up…because 2 Steps are missing:
I get some Stock-Reports or Newsletters with PDF-Attachments regulary. Each time i get these i have to do these steps manually - and i want to automate this. Some of the steps work OK for me (that’s why there is an “OK” at the Beginning of these Steps. The Steps i couldn’t find a solution for get a “??” in Front.
OK - My MacMiniServer (Apple MailRules) should recognize these mails.
?? - Then it should save the pdf attachment to the Downloads-Folder
OK - Hazel renames the files an moves them to another folder (on Dropbox)
OK - MailRules should mark the email as “read” and “archive” it
?? - Mail should make a new Omnifocus-Task with
subject (but adding a special Suffix or Prefix to this Subjectname based on the Date and the Name of the stock-Report, a special Project, a context/Tag with a link to the email to “AirMailClient” (because i use Airmail on iOS and Mac for “consuming and reading emails”.
I suspect, that the step “Saving Attachment” will only work with AppleScript…
I found many scripts which seem to do this job - but no one did work for me…and i’m a neebie to applescript…i’m sorry!
I also had the idea to solve this with “automator” - but i also didn’t get this running
I’m stuck in this problem…Would you pleas help me?
For the second problem (Omnifocus Task) i suspect this could have to do something with “url-Codes” - but i’m also a newbie there…and for making a link to the mail in Airmail i also have no idea how to solve this. Because Airmail cannot “read” (as far as i know) links to AppleMail emails…and vice versa)…
Another Way would be: Put a link in the Omnifocus Task to the saved PDF-File on Dropbox. This would have the advantage, that i could mark or comment things within the PDF’s.
But it should then be possible to open these PDF over the link on the Mac AND iOS…
If you have a completely other idea /workaround for this workflow…great! Please tell me
Thanks for your help!