This AppleScript app creates an event in iCal which will email people nominated as “attendees” at a pre-determined time.
The subject of the email is the event’s name and the text of the email can be set by entering text in the Notes field of the event. A file whose path is entered into the Location field will be sent as an attachment.
This is obviously a useful extension of iCal’s ability to send alarm notifications by email. I could use this to email my mother every week, reminding her to update her virus definitions or to email my boss some important research notes while I am at the pub.
I could use it to send a weekly newsletter to the backgammon club. If I replaced the file listed in the Location field with the updated newsletter every week, each week the iCalMail event would pick up the new file and send it off.
A separate setup script creates a special calendar for the mail events and an example event. The script is donation-ware and is available from the developer’s website.
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