Aral Balkan has written a clever applescript that makes it possible for mail.app to reply to multiple emails.
By default you can’t do this. If you select multiple emails in the Mail Viewer, the Reply and Reply All buttons in the Toolbar grey out.
Aral’s script, based on a previous example posted on macOSXHints.com, saves time and effort by giving you the power to respond to a bunch of emails about a similar problem in one hit; especially useful if you have been on an extended break at the beach and have returned to an inbox heaving with emails.
Copy the text of Aral’s script , paste it into Script Editor, compile it and save it somewhere clever like ~/Library/Scripts/ Applications/Mail so that it is always at the top of the AppleScript menu when Mail is the active app.
Then select all the emails you received about new cutting edge “Getting Things Done” (GTD) apps that knock every other previous GTD app into a cocked hat, or how frustrating it is that the background of emails in Mail.app can’t be changed or whatever, and run the script.
Mail produces a new message addressed to you with all the senders of the original emails in the BCC field:
Promise to check out all the new GTD apps right away, hit send and suddenly your inbox is fifteen emails smaller.
For extra-speedy multiple replies, you could bind the script to a Quicksilver trigger or use a utility like FastScripts to bind it to a keyboard shortcut of your choosing.
Tags: Apple Mail, Apple Mail Tips, applescript, gtd, mail.app, Productivity, replies, time saving