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OmniFocus Selected Mail Messages.applescript
OmniFocus Selected Mail Messages.applescript
Copyright (c) 2015 Jonathan 'Wolf' Rentzsch:
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Pure AppleScript reimplementation of OmniGroup's Clip-o-Tron for OmniFocus.
Hopefully this implementation will be more resilient against OS X, Mail, and OmniFocus updates.
Successfully tested against OS X 10.10.1, OmniFocus 1.10.6, and OmniFocus 2.0.4.
tell application "Mail"
set _sel to the selection
repeat with _msg in _sel
set _msgSubject to _msg's subject
set _msgBody to _msg's content
set _msgSender to _msg's sender
set _msgURL to "message://<" & _msg's message id & ">"
tell application "OmniFocus"
tell quick entry
set _task to make new inbox task with properties {name:_msgSubject, note:_msgBody}
tell note of _task
insert "From: " & _msgSender & " Original Message" & (ASCII character 10) & (ASCII character 10) at before paragraphs
set value of attribute "link" of style of characters -1 thru -17 of first paragraph to _msgURL
end tell
end tell
end tell
end repeat
end tell
tell application "OmniFocus"
tell quick entry to open
end tell
tell application "System Events" to keystroke tab
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works like a charm! thanks for sharing 👍

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Pals8080 commented May 7, 2015

Can a keyboard shortcut be setup to use in Apple Mail to send email messages to OmniFocus Selected Mail Messages like OmniFocus's Clip-o-Tron?

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orionp commented May 7, 2015

Nicely done; thank you!

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rentzsch commented Dec 4, 2015

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firles commented Jan 5, 2017

Version 2.8.1 (v113.2.5 r276599) or OmniFocus seems to break the script, when combined with Sierra Mail (Version 10.2 (3259)).

The error is:

Error Number: 1

OmniFocus got an error: Unable to convert the string “message://” to a url. Make sure that the string is a valid URL, including quoting characters that aren't valid in URLs.

Anyone have any luck resolving that? Thanks!!

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strlng commented Jan 11, 2017

firles you need to encode the "<" and ">" first now it seems. Replace line 23 with this

set _msgURL to "message://%3C" & _msg's message id & "%3e"

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Replacement line helped. Thank you very much!!

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ffurre commented Feb 14, 2017

Can you please add moving the mail that has been acted on to a different folder?

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Something seems to be different in OF3 that is breaking this. Specifically, the quick entry window appears with all the tasks entered; however, after hitting save the actions do not appear in the inbox, or anywhere else. I haven't investigated in detail...

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