Daniel A. Shockley's AppleScript FilesI hope to add a bunch of other stuff here soon about sending command to Internet Explorer to fill out forms, how to POST forms directly using URL Access Scripting or curl, and more. I've also got a useful URL Access handler that uses curl if you are on OS X.
Yahoo Mailto HandlerNOTE: YMH is no longer being developed, but someone else has made a great new program that does the same thing, and works on Panther. It is called Yahoo! Mailer at VersionTracker.com. I recommend it, from what I've seen.
Version 1.2.1 OS X only May 19, 2003
new in Version 1.2.1
- I think I got it to stick in System Prefs - it worked in my testing on a TiBook running 10.2.4 - let me know if you have problems getting it to stick.
- Works in Mac OS X, finally. Sorry for the long lag time - I've been using POP access since before I moved to Mac OS X last year. For Classic users, still download version 1.1.1.
new in Version 1.1.1
- rather than use specific Internet Explorer commands, it now just passes an open web address, using the default web browser. This means it won't open a new window (unless that web browser isn't even running), but works with iCab and Netscape, now.
- It now works with all the Yahoo Mail servers (I didn't realize how there were different sub-domains). Users would get "Re-Login" errors, since it was trying to go to us.f12.mail.yahoo.com, which is not what everyone uses.
- It has a Prefs setting when run directly (by double-clicking the program itself) that lets you reset it automatically, or manually.
Description:This little AppleScript applet can be used to handle mailto URLs. So, when you click on an email address on a web page, it goes to the Yahoo web mail Send Message page, with the email address filled in. If there are other parts, they will also be filled in (subject, cc, bcc, body, and perhaps other)
You will need to open the Internet control panel and select this as your Email Application at the bottom of the Email tab.
I plan on extending it to work with other major webmail sites, as long as they support sending mail by adding text to a URL. Let me know if you'd like to work on it. Most useful utilities out there only help people who use stand-alone POP/SMTP clients, not us web-mail users.
I got some information that was helpful about this from:
Kirk Klingbiel - the "open location" part of AppleScript
Cory S. Moll - the webPath for Yahoo that works independently of which us.f**.mail.yahoo.com server you are on
Other FilesJust a simple list of files I have or found useful.
Here's a few of many useful AppleScript sites.
- AutoType/AutoClickA scripting addition set that allows you to type or click in almost any application. It costs about $5 !! I don't use it often, but when I do, I'm glad I have it. This is probably more for advanced users.
- Sal Soghoian's AppleScript Snippets Sal is now the guy in charge of AppleScript for Apple, so needless to say, his site is a good one.
- Bill Brigg's AppleScript Primer(s) at MacCentral. He's got many lessons, with complete examples, sometimes building a complete program over several lessons.
- MacScripter.net has a nice archive of useful scripts and OSAXen (plugins that add new functions to AppleScript). They also have a message board where many experts exchange ideas, and help new scripters.
- Apple Script Language Guide at Apple's web site.
- AppleScript at MacOS.about.com has some common questions, samples, and tutorials.