Manually reinstall Apple Mail Plugin - HowTo?

I’m running both DTPO v2 and v3.
I’ve always had the Apple Mail Plugin installed, but one way or the other I’ve lost the Apple Mail menu item to save to DTPO.
(Lately trialing Spark mail too)

Installing the Mail Plugin is greyed out in Install Add-Ons.
Is there a way to manually reinstall this?

Are there any points of attention that I might have missed in this regard while running both V2 and V3?

As always: Thanks for helping out!

In System Preferences, Security and Privacy, check that Devonthink has Full Disk Access. Also note that you can have either the v2 or v3 plugin, but not both at the same time. So if you installed it for v3, the V2 plugin will be unavailable.

Hope that makes sense

Hi, thanks for your post.
Indeed DTPO did not figure in the Full Disk Access list, so I added it manually.
First tried it with DTPO v2, as this did not work, also tried it with v3, but this does not work either?

In the end, there is no save mail message to DTPO in the menu…

Any other idea’s?

  1. Quit Mail.
  2. Quit DEVONthink 3.
  3. Enable Full disk access in System Preferences > Security & Privacy for DEVONthink 3
  4. In the Finder, hold the Option key and choose Go > Library .
  5. Go into the Mail/Bundles folder and delete the DEVONthink.mailbundle .
  6. Relaunch DEVONthink 3 and install the Mail plugin from the DEVONthink 3 > Install Add-Ons .
  7. Relaunch Mail and enable the plugin via Apple Mail’s Preferences > General > Manage Plug-ins .

Note: You shouldn’t be running 2 and 3 simultaneously.

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Thanks! That did it!
I think during previous attempts I did not follow step 7, which is essential off course.

On condition:

  • that I don’t simultaneously open the same DB with v2 and v3
  • but only use these via a common syncstore

What would be the issues with running v2 and v3 simultaneously?

The operating system gets confused about what app to talk to, especially regarding email import, browser extensions, scripting, etc.

Also, DEVONthink 3 is in beta testing, It should not be used in mission-critical or production environments.
When beta testing, it’s always wise to use copies of data or test data. I personally also advocate running DEVONthink 3 on a separate macOS User account to keep things isolated. Your data, your choice - but I always err on the side of caution with peoples’ data.

Step BLUEFROG’s seven (7) is critical… even today when using Monterey and DEVONthink 3.8

Welcome @dsfuchs

Indeed it is. :slight_smile: