Can someone explain to me how Devonthink deals with emails with attachments?
Ideally, I’d like to be in a position where DT is able to scan and categorise any files attached to the email that gets ingested into my database, but looking at early results, that doesn’t quite seem to be the case.
Can someone just confirm the best way for me to be able to ingest and store all of those PDFs, Powerpoints etc that have been sent to me on email?
To be clear about the “standard Script Menu”
It’s listed at the Mac Menu bar, top right corner
Scripts are organized by application
. these scripts are listed when clicking the icon while in the mail app
. and function on selected entries listed in the mail app
Those scripts are specific to Mail, yes - but there’s a good chance they could be rewritten for Outlook. The other members of the Office suite have pretty extensive scripting possibilities (I don’t have Outlook installed, so can’t check specifically) and reworking the script should be straightforward.
A quick search suggests that the current version of Outlook for Mac no longer supports AppleScript in rules… (as I said, I cannot check that). Equally, however, a quick check suggests it is possible to get Outlook to save attachments to a specific folder (outside Outlook) via a rule (using macros, apparently ); you could either set that folder to be the global inbox, or automatically import from another folder using e.g. Hazel.
@BLUEFROG: I can set up a smart group or rule with conditions Kind is E-Mail and Attachments is greater than 0 to show all E-Mails with attachments in my databases, but I cannot act on those attachments with rules or scripts (e.g. to extract the attachments to a folder) - is that correct, or have I overlooked something? Asking, because that would be an alternative to dealing with the attachment before moving the mail to DT.