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Update to version 6

If you haven't updated, yet, to version 6 here is how to get the update.

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Archiving from iCloud

If you want to archive iCloud emails directly in Mail Archiver then you have to use an application specific password. After you have created such a password you can use it in Mail Archiver.

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How to use application-specific passwords for iCloud

In the last article I showed you how to enter your settings for iCloud if you want to archive from IMAP. The IMAP server and the username are easy to find out. But you need to create an app-specific password only for Mail Archiver.

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Forwarding all emails from a Gmail account

For historical reasons I have 3 Gmail accounts. One account only has a small amount of emails for testing Mail Archiver. Another account is mostly for handling Google stuff. "Historical reasons" means I don't really remember why I did the third account which never was in Mail. I wanted to add the account to Mail. High Sierra is too old because Gmail really wants to use the browser and not a window within the app. I don't need to understand why Mail doesn't open the browser window on Monterey. So I did the next best thing and forwarded all emails from the account to my main mail account.

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Moving a PDF archive

In How to move an archive I showed how to move an archive for the Internal Database. Moving a PDF archive is similar.

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Executing AppleScripts in the ScriptEditor

Mail Archiver uses a lot of AppleScripts. Sometimes I send users those AppleScript for testing. Today I'm going to look at the ScriptEditor interface and how to run AppleScripts.

Categories: Beatrix on Email Troubleshooting
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Save attachments with AppleScript for Outlook

At Save attachments with AppleScript for Mail I had developed a script for Alfred to save attachments. I often get session logs files for Mail Archiver. The scripts saves me quite a bit of time. Of course, I can do the same for Outlook.

Mail and Outlook have similar AppleScript capabilities. But it still took some time to work out the differences. Instead of developing the full script I'll only show the differences to the Mail script.

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Reset the security for Automation in Security & Privacy

Sometimes the security of macOS feels like clicker training for dogs: dialog + click, dialog + click and so on. In addition, it doesn't always work properly. A Mail Archiver user wanted to archive from IMAP to Filemaker. However, it wasn't possible because he only got the dialog about rejected permissions. I asked him to reject the Automation permissions. Today I'm going to show you how to do that.

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