1. As you said, i’m surprised that nobody done it yet, this script is usefull to send file(s) quickly. Very nice!

    Comment by Combo — June 30, 2005 @ 5:03 pm

  2. Just quits Automator on launch……??

    Comment by sjames — July 2, 2005 @ 1:48 pm

  3. I thought you could do this in the Finder anyway – just select the files and drag them on to the Mail/ Entourage icon in the Dock…unless I’m missing something. Maybe that’s why no-one has seen the need to do it before..

    Comment by lapwing — July 6, 2005 @ 1:56 am

  4. i use this workflow daily, as i send out a lot of proofs. one thing i have tried to add to thou is the ability to automatically copy the name of the file and add it to the subject line.

    can anyone help me with this, it would be greatly appreciated!

    Comment by omega777 — July 9, 2005 @ 1:26 pm

  5. Hi,
    This action was the first thing I created when I bought Tiger. I just did not know that I can share it with the other folks here… And I also did not know that I can just drop files onto Mail icon…

    Comment by Guntis — August 11, 2005 @ 4:17 pm

  6. Darg and drop is the daddy of all OSX functions. Create a shortcut to a printer on the desktop – drag a file – it prints it. This sort of thing is in the OS, this means that the automater version of “attach to mail” is rather redundant given the previously mentioned ability to drag and drop on the mail icon in the dock.

    Comment by Jzilla — September 22, 2005 @ 5:18 am

  7. redundant? not entirely. i created this some workflow from scratch to replace the drag and drop method i’d been using. the version i created has the simple advantage of automatically adding the recipient of the attachment.

    Comment by jebus — September 26, 2005 @ 12:21 pm

  8. I had also created a “right-click to attach selected items to mail” job and love it. I would really like to see the name of the file as the subject though! Any ideas?

    Comment by Sable — November 9, 2005 @ 12:45 pm

  9. What I would really love to see is an automator script that sends each file in a folder to a recipient one by one.

    I have a stack of files I need to email, but i cant do it all at once, so if i could make a script that selects each file, sends it to a nominated address and then moves on to the next file … that would save me loads of time.

    Comment by Stuart — January 5, 2006 @ 1:45 am

  10. I would like to be able to highlight a file on the desktop and then attach it to the current ‘front’ message in mail.

    What I tend to do is create a mail message, add an attachment and then go looking for other attachments which I then want to add to the message I am in the middle of creating. It is easy to add an attachment to a new message (I would just drag and drop to the mail icon in the dock), it is the adding of a second or third attachment to a message which would be very useful to me.

    Has anyone worked out how to do this?

    Comment by David Francis — February 6, 2006 @ 1:20 am

  11. David – You could try making a finder plugin using “Add Attachments to Front Message”, but from what I’ve tested it’s a bit buggy (it tends to only work on new messages the workflow creates, not manually created new messages).

    Comment by Steve — February 6, 2006 @ 7:50 am

  12. Hey there – I find this useful for sending PDFs with a ‘standard’ email attached. BUT does anyone know how to get your / a signature attached? It doesn’t do it at the mo…

    Comment by Stipachio — February 19, 2006 @ 5:40 pm

  13. Just drag the file onto the mail icon. No automator flow needed… :>

    Comment by cla — March 24, 2006 @ 3:49 pm

  14. I like the method shown in this screencast.
    You can send attachments to places without having to address the mail and click send and all that stuff!

    Comment by AngyMac — January 14, 2007 @ 8:30 pm

  15. Hi All,
    I’m having one requirment, could you please help me regd this.
    I am generating the report and when it completes it will save in database (particular Path). Now we have to get that file which is in text format and invoke Text-to-PDF so that it will convert the file into PDF format and this PDF file should be sent as eMail to given mail-Id.
    Need to do by using shell script code.


    Comment by Mohan Gannam — June 29, 2007 @ 4:57 am

  16. Quicksilver does this and much more. No need for workflows.

    Comment by Freddy — August 23, 2007 @ 11:11 am

  17. Does anyone one know if this can work for ‘Entourage’, as opposed to ‘Mail’ which the workflow demonstates? Please any advice would be much appreciated… cheers?

    Comment by Lenfordshire — September 18, 2007 @ 2:49 am

  18. Ah, simplicity. Thank you for (re)revealing one the original Mac OS Interface workflows: Drag and drop.

    Comment by Sef Pinney — February 5, 2008 @ 12:37 am

  19. I created the attach to mail and would like to edit it. But it doesn’t show up in automator anymore. Or I would like to delete it and start over. Any help would be great.

    Comment by Jim Blessinger — November 22, 2008 @ 4:53 pm

  20. What about just draggin the file to the Mail app in the dock?

    Comment by Giorgio — February 14, 2009 @ 12:29 am

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