Insert Airmail receiver's name

Hello, I tried all the options and these are the error messages I got:

	set oMsg to selected message

error "Can’t get item 2 of {"kmforum@forum.keyboardmaestro.com"}." number -1728 from item 2 of {"kmforum@forum.keyboardmaestro.com"}

set msgList to selection

error "Airmail 3 got an error: Can’t get selection." number -1728 from selection

set oMsg to item 1 of msgList

error "The variable msgList is not defined." number -2753 from "msgList"

I am not that fluent here with Keyboard Maestro, but I use Text Expander to respond to a customer with fill ins, on the Mac and in Windows, not sure if that would be any easier. I find this works great for responding to customer in regards to a quote, see below.

Re: RFQ %filltext:name=Machine Model% Jamestown Machinery
%key:tab%%key:tab%%key:tab%%key:tab%%key:tab%
Hi %filltext:name=person%,

Good %fillpopup:name=Salutation:Morning:Afternoon:Evening%, per your request on the %filltext:name=Machine Model%, %fillpopup:name=RFQ:default=please see attached proposal, pictures, and videos.:please see attached proposal and pictures.:this machine has recently been sold, sorry.:please see attached proposal.:this machine has recently been taken off the market, sorry.%

%fillpopup:name=RFQ Option_1:default=:However we do have a really nice,% %filltext:name=Optional Machine Model:default=% %fillpopup:name=RFQ Option_2:default=:could that work for you?%
%fillpopup:name=RFQ Option_3::Let us know, if that doesn’t work I can check with my colleagues here, to see what they are working on.%

Text_Expander

OK, I think I've done about all I can do without an actual copy of the AirMail 3 app.

But good news! I have been able to obtain a copy of the AirMail 3 Beta. So I will use that.

For anyone interested, download the beta here:
https://rink.hockeyapp.net/apps/84be85c3331ee1d222fd7f0b59e41b04

That's the official beta site provided to me by the Airmail support chat.

I'll get back to you soon.

Yes, but I hate the AirMail 3 scripting model. It makes very hard something that is very easy with every other email app I know.

So, AFTER you reply to the inbound email (your customer's email), run this script to get the sender's name:

tell application "System Events"
  tell application process "Airmail 3"  -- "Airmail Beta" in my case
    tell window 1
      tell scroll area 1
        tell text field 1
          set toRecipStr to (its value of item 1 of static text)
        end tell
        
      end tell
    end tell
  end tell
end tell

set AppleScript's text item delimiters to {" <", ">"}

set oToRecip to text items of toRecipStr
tell oToRecip
  set toNameStr to item 1
  set toAddressStr to item 2
end tell

return toNameStr

Now, let's put that in nice KM Macro.

Start by selecting the inbound email you want to reply to.
Please let us know if this works for you.


MACRO:   Reply to AirMail 3 EMail with Custom Message [Example]

~~~ VER: 1.0    2018-05-31 ~~~

DOWNLOAD:

Reply to AirMail 3 EMail with Custom Message [Example].kmmacros (6.2 KB)
Note: This Macro was uploaded in a DISABLED state. You must enable before it can be triggered.


ReleaseNotes

Macro/Script Author: @JMichaelTX

HOW TO USE:

  1. Select the Inbound EMail in AirMail that you wish to reply to.
  2. Trigger this macro

SETUP:

  • Confirm, or reset, the "Select Reply..." Menu to ensure it references your Airmail app.
    (I was using Airmail Beta).
  • Adjust the "Insert Text" as desired for pasting into the Airmail reply.

REFERENCE:

This macro built in response to this topic/post:

Topic Title: Insert Airmail receiver's name
URL: Insert Airmail receiver's name

Date: 2018-05-28
Author: retroriff


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It works like a charm! I'm totally impressed by the great help I received from you, and also by the powerful features KB has.

Just one little question to make this script even better. How could I just pick up the first name of the sender, instead of the full name? I would like to reply:

Hello Mick

instead of:

Hello Mick Jagger

Thank you very much!

JMichaelTX https://forum.keyboardmaestro.com/u/jmichaeltx
May 30

retroriff:

Hello, I tried it but didn't help. Actually it is not pasting my content,
so I guess that the function is not correct. Sorry, I am not a developer
and I am confused using Script Editor

Please post the exact script you used in the Script Editor, Put it in a
forum Code Block
https://forum.keyboardmaestro.com/t/how-to-paste-script-or-text-in-a-code-block/10091
.

I did not give you the full script above; only the changes. So, to be
clear, here's the full script:

tell application "Airmail 3"
set oMsg to selected message

(*
If the above fails, try this:
set msgList to selection
set oMsg to item 1 of msgList
*)

tell oMsg
--- sender property should be in this format ---
-- "Sender Name name@domain.tld"
set senderStr to sender

--- Separate sender into Sender Name and Address ---
set AppleScript's text item delimiters to {" <", ">"}
set oSender to text items of senderStr
set senderName to item 1 of oSender
set senderAddr to item 2 of oSender

end tell
end tell

return senderName

Note that it does NOT paste anything. It simply returns the senderName to
the Script Editor Event Log (which you may need to enable).

Run this in Script Editor.
If it fails, then please post:

  1. Exact error message
  2. Line that it failed on.

When you are viewing the AirMail scripting Dictionary, enter "message" into
the search box, and then screen capture the results.

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Replace:

return toNameStr

with

set posSpace to offset of " " in toNameStr
if (posSpace > 1) then
  set firstNameStr to text 1 thru (posSpace - 1) of toNameStr
else
  set firstNameStr to toNameStr
end if

return firstNameStr

Hello, I tried that but it didfn't work to me. Here's my macro:

Keyboard Maestro 8.2.1 “Reply to AirMail 3 EMail with Custom Message [Example]” Macro

Reply to AirMail 3 EMail with Custom Message [Example].kmmacros (6.5 KB)

Please be more specific. Exactly how "it didfn't work"?
Errors? Post exact error msg.
Unexpected results? Post expected and actual results.

Sorry, I checked my code and tried it again and now it works.

This macro will be very helpful.

Thank you.

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Some great and useful work here. I got some information over on automationorchard.com.

That enabled me to start a new email with a KM variable as a subject.

I'm now using this macro too (the modified one with the first name only). How would it be modified to take the full name of the sender and add that to a variable, and also to add the sender's email address to another variable? As I understand it, the modification to get the first name has meant that the full name isn't available anymore? (I really don't understand applescript!)

Thanks

OK, here's a more flexible macro/script that will return all of the sender's info, comma-delimited, into one KM Variable, which will work like an array:
FirstName,Full Name,Email address

Just replace the entire script in my above macro with this script:

Script to Get All Sender's Info of an AirMail Message

property ptyScriptName : "Get ToRecipient Name of AirMail Outbound Message"
property ptyScriptVer : "2.2" --  Return All Recipient Info as CSV List
property ptyScriptDate : "2018-06-13"
property ptyScriptAuthor : "JMichaelTX"

(*
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
RETURNS:  |text| Name of Sender of Inbound Msg, now the To Recipient of the Reply Message.

PURPOSE/METHOD:
  • How To Use
      • Reply to an Inbound Message for which you want the Sender's Name
      • Then trigger this script.
  
  • Because the Airmail scripting model does not expose the sender's name property, or a reference to a new reply message, we must resort to UI scripting to get the sender's name, from a reply window.


REQUIRED:
  1.  macOS 10.11.6+
  2.  Mac Applications
      • Airmail 3   OR Airmail Beta

TAGS:  @Lang.AS @SW.KM @SW.Airmail @CAT.EMail @CAT.Messages @Auth.JMichaelTX

REF:  The following were used in some way in the writing of this script.
  1.  Airmail Beta app
      https://rink.hockeyapp.net/apps/84be85c3331ee1d222fd7f0b59e41b04
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
*)
tell application "System Events"
  tell application process "Airmail 3" # "Airmail Beta" OR  "Airmail 3"
    tell window 1
      tell scroll area 1
        tell text field 1
          set toRecipStr to (its value of item 1 of static text)
        end tell
        
      end tell
    end tell
  end tell
end tell

set AppleScript's text item delimiters to {"  <", " <", "<", ">"}

set oToRecip to text items of toRecipStr
tell oToRecip
  set toNameStr to item 1
  set toAddressStr to item 2
end tell

set posSpace to offset of " " in toNameStr
if (posSpace > 0) then
  set firstNameStr to text 1 thru (posSpace - 1) of toNameStr
else
  set firstNameStr to toNameStr
end if

set scriptResults to {firstNameStr, toNameStr, toAddressStr}
set AppleScript's text item delimiters to ","
set scriptResults to scriptResults as text


return scriptResults

So now you could have:

image

TO: %Variable%Local__AirMailRecipient[2]%
EMail: %Variable%Local__AirMailRecipient[3]%

Hello %Variable%Local__AirMailRecipient[1]%, thanks for contacting us.

Note I have change the output of the Execute AppleScript
from: Local__ToRecipName
to: Local__AirMailRecipient

Questions?

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Thanks again @JMichaelTX. One more question. Sometimes the RecipName is not defined and this is an example of what the script returns:

Hello <gezdeojsgiyxymzzgy2tmml4gqydsnjwg42hy@reply.domain.com,

Is it possible to filter recipients who have not been defined, or exclude email addresses?

Thank you

Glorious. This is why I love KM and these forums. Those of us that don't use apple mail (if that's what it's called still) were missing out on a lot of potential workflows. Many thanks.

I would just do that in the KM Macro, after you have received the results from the AppleScript.

If you use the last script I posted, if there is no recipient name, then you should get a result like this:
,,somename@reply.domain.com

Sorry, I used the last version but I get a blank result:

TO:
EMail:
Hello , thanks for contacting us.

Here's my macro:

Insert Text by Pasting.kmactions (511 B)

Thanks

You uploaded just one Action, not your entire Macro.
You must first select the Macro in the Macro panel, then export/share.

IAC, I would need to see a screenshot of the header part of the Airmail message you are replying to. Or even better, do a manual forward of the message, and get s screenshot of the part which shows the sender's name/address.

Hi,
This has stopped working for me also. Here's a screenshot of the header as I can see it from airmail.
I don't know if this raw source excerpt helps? I've xxx'ed out some details in case of web crawlers (I really don't know the etiquette or best practice with that, but I've done it anyway). This did work when I first tried it.

Return-Path: damianevans74@xxx.com
Received: from Damians-MacBook-Pro.local.mail ([xx.xxx.121.237])
by smtp.gmail.com with ESMTPSA id k7-v6sm7814259wrq.82.2018.06.23.11.12.57
for damian@damianxxx.net
(version=TLS1_2 cipher=ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256 bits=128/128);
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 11:12:57 -0700 (PDT)
Sender: Damian Evans damianevans74@xxx.com
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2018 19:12:26 +0100
From: Damian Evans damian@damianxxx.net
To: Damian Evans damian@damianxxx.net
Message-ID: etPan.5b2e8da8.4ac5673.3ca0@damianxxx.net
Subject: Test email
X-Mailer: Airmail (481)
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="5b2e8da8_46a7053e_3ca0"

--5b2e8da8_46a7053e_3ca0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
Content-Disposition: inline

This is a test email to myself.

=E2=80=94=E2=80=94
Damian Evans

Keyboard Maestro Actions.kmactions (5.5 KB)

Please ensure that you first create a reply window, then trigger the macro:

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Sorry, here's the macro:

Contact ES > (fanold).kmmacros (6.8 KB)

And the screnshot:

Thank you