John Gruber of Daring Fireball fame has written up a detailed explanation of Leopard Mail’s new message: URL links, which allow you to link to individual email messages from other apps like Yojimbo and iCal.
He describes how the feature works, the various formats that Leopard accepts — message:%3cMESSAGE-ID%3e, message://%3cMESSAGE-ID%3e, message:<MESSAGE-ID>, message://<MESSAGE-ID> — and why message://%3cMESSAGE-ID%3e is the best of the bunch.
As he correctly points out there is no default menu option in Leopard Mail to access this feature. However MailTags users can find it under the Edit menu or use the keyboard shortcut âŒƒâŒ¥âŒ˜U to copy the URL to the clipboard (in Mail.app’s default message:%3cMESSAGE-ID%3e format).
John also provides an applescript for copying the message: URL of a selected email to the clipboard in his preferred message://%3cMESSAGE-ID%3e format, which is recognised by any Cocoa-based app using NSTextView.
Read the whole post and get the applescript on Daring Fireball.
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Tags: Apple Mail, applescript, hyperlinks, leopard mail, mail.app, Productivity, URLs