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Auto Mail Redux Part II The Revenge


mailerA long long time ago Murphy showed you how to mail attachments with one click and drag of a file. No addressing, no clicking send.  Drag the file to a Finder folder and it was emailed to a pre-set address.  I used to use it for backing up files into a Gmail account.   You might find it useful for services like Evernote and Flickr as well.

Now we’ll show you how to do it in Automator, with enhancements.  First, the file name(s) of the attachments get added to your email’s subject line automatically.  Second, the sent files are placed in a Finder folder of sent items.  Murphy provided an Automator solution for this task before, but the email subject feature and the filing are new features.

Here’s a screencast that shows how it works.    When you want to send a file simply drag it to the folder and it’s sent.  No additional clicks.  You might create different versions of the Automator application.  For example, one might mail to a Flickr account and another might be used for sending a photo to four grandparents at once.

Feel free to suggest enhancements to the Automator workflow in the comments.  There’s a third party Automator action that can easily get file names without the full path name if that’s what you prefer.

You can see all the actions in the Automator workflow here.

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