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Mail2iCal is an AppleScript that generates an iCal event or todo item out of the selected email in Apple's Mail.app.

What's New

Version 1.6.1:
  • Generates an iCal event or todo item out of the selected email in Apple's Mail.app. This version fixes some problems with MacOS 10.6 and includes two services for direct message conversion.
  • Fixed a bug with preferences reading


Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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RJphotovideo Member IconComment+34

Without having this App, when you get an email regarding an event, hover your mouse cursor over the date, you will see an arrow to the right, click on it and from the list and chose Create an iCal event. When the window opens, you can edit the information before saving.

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Version 1.6.1
Jefferyn Member IconComment+0

download link from macupdate is broken.

i googled it and found a working link on:

obviously apple changed the old "mac.com" to "me.com" some time ago...
so hopefully, someone will update the link someday...

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Version 1.6
Nigel2112 Member IconComment+46

I'd love to use Mail2iCal but not being a geek I have no idea how. The site has no instructions.
Can anyone help?

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Version 1.5.3
Dieter Member IconComment+0

In its current form, the script doesn't support 12 hour (i.e. AM/PM) time formats. By replacing the line
set EndMins to (word 9 of paragraph 1 of theBody)

if (EndHours = "AM") or (EndHours = "PM") then
set EndHours to word 9 of paragraph 1 of theBody
set EndMins to word 10 of paragraph 1 of theBody
set EndMins to word 9 of paragraph 1 of theBody
end if

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Version 1.3
Cosgriff Member IconComment+0

I've hacked Outlook / Exchange Meeting Request support into Mail2iCal. I've sent my changes to the developer, but in the meantime, see here:


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Version 1.2
Anonymous Member IconReview

Using Mail 1.3.3 and 1.5.2 on Mac OS X.3.2 (French)
The mail2ical operation just export the address of the sender and the subject into the event field.
Other fields are empty.
Tipically I would like to get the body into the notes field.

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Version 1.1.4
Kai Bansner Member IconComment+0
Kai Bansner

I would really like to see message parsing to extract the Where: and When: and duration of a meeting announcement sent via Microsoft Exchange. As it is meetings are posted to iCal on the date which the meeting announcement was sent. But this is a nice start.

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Version 1.1.4
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Version 1.6.1
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Downloads 9,068
Version Downloads 1,542
License Free
Date 15 Mar 2011
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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