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Configuring a Mail Rule

The final step is to configure a Mail rule to run when messages arrive that match specified criteria.

  1. Launch Mail, and choose Preferences from the Mail menu.
  2. In the toolbar of the preferences window, click Rules.
  3. Click Add Rule. Enter Launch Automator Workflow in the Description field, and configure the rule as shown below and in Figure 5 (replacing 12345 with the security code you entered in your Mail rule script):
  4. If any of the following conditions are met:

      Subject Begins with Automator Workflow 12345 -

    Perform the following actions:

      Run AppleScript ~/Library/Workflows/Mail Rules/Launch Automator Workflow.scpt

Figure 5 Configuring the Launch Automator Workflow Mail rule.

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