Magic Mail Folder
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Turns any folder on desktop into an email-sending-box.   Free
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    Habanita - Nicolas Priniotakis
Magic Mail Folder is one of the fastest way to send emails. It turns any folder on your desktop into an email-sending-box. You just have to give your freshly created folder(s) the name of an email address (like myFriend@hotmail.com) and it will be recognized.

Simply drag files in it and they will be sent.

MMF works as a daemon. Here's a demo.

And here's a speed test : MMF Vs Mail

NEW: The possibility to add a descriptive text to your file: See this how-to

Note that MMF is still in a beta-test stage. Please report any bugs.
What's New
Version 1.1b4:
  • Some new corrections...

Requirements
Intel/PPC, Growl, Gmail account.



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China Jon reviewed on 10 Dec 2009
I got MMF 1.1b4
It processes files dragged onto the email folder. They are put in the sent folder, inside the email folder of the desktop.
On the other side, the recipient only receives:

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Sent with Magic Mail Folder

and the name of the dragged file as a subject line. The file itself is sent as an attachment.

Looking into the Gmail 'sent' folder shows that Gmail sent the dragged file as an attachment. But the attachment was not received in the email received by the recipient. I can see the jpg in the sent folder file in Gmail. When I forward that file - I can see the jpg - it arrives without the jpg attachment.

So, the way it is attached by MMF is not working correctly with Gmail. The attached file is sent to Gmail in a way that will not be sent correctly by Gmail. I am not using the Gmail 'always send SSL' preference.

I tried several kinds of files. In every case the files were sent. In every case gmail received AND sent the files. In every case I CAN see the attachments IN Gmail. In every case the files were NOT attached to the RECEIVED emails in a viewable way.

Now I will attempt different email address that I can access and see if different email providers can receive the attachments.
[Version 1.1b4]


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fishscale commented on 23 Aug 2009
Very promising, It could either continue to get more stable, more features, more users or get too bloated. The concept is beautiful in it's simplicity, I hope it stays that way and in the background.

Great job on this app so far. I really like it, Thank you.
[Version 1.1b4]


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Bytesmiths commented on 18 Apr 2009
I recommend stating that it is for gmail only very prominent in the description. I got too excited when I thought it was a general SMTP client.
[Version 1.1b3]


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habanita (developer) commented on 02 Jan 2009
Maxwell,

I make free softwares in order to help everyone (including me) improving his workflow and his mac experience.

As I spent days of labor on Magic Mail Folder, I do not appreciate that a paranoid preacher come and put into doubt my work. If you had read the previous comments you would have learnt that MMF has been certified by softpedia for being free of any spyware. Plus, with a minimum of effort you could have browsed the ruby easy code (which is availabe into the app packet) and see if something is suspicious. That would have helped a serious and useful review.


Nicolas P.
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[Version 1.1b3]

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fmaxwell replied on 03 Jan 2009
HABANITA:

I am sorry that you took my comment personally, because that is not how it was intended. Just the opposite in fact: A stranger is giving me an app that is asking for my gmail address and password. I don't know you. I'm suspecting that you're probably a good guy, but I am a computer security professional and I'm concerned.

You will note that another reviewer, BCARTER, wrote: "Not really interested in supplying my Gmail username and password to this app/developer."

I did not examine the code line-by-line (and neither does Softpedia, which has a huge disclaimer in their terms of service).

I did note that the package includes an encrypted SMTP module (smtp_tls.rb) and I'm thinking to myself "if this thing is doing everything through the gmail web interface, why is there an encrypted SMTP module in here?" Your load_prefs script has been saved runnable, meaning that the Apple script editor can't open it. It doesn't appear that the application is using Apple's keychain, so I don't know if my account name and password are being saved in a secure manner.

Sorry if all of this angers you, but I'm trying to do my due-diligence here.
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fmaxwell commented on 01 Jan 2009
Rather than using a standard SMTP protocol for sending, this application only works with gmail. If you do not have a gmail account, the app will not work for you.

The application asks for your gmail login and password. This is a tremendous security concern. Even if you use a firewall and limit the application's access to gmail, for all you know, it is logging on to gmail and sending your account login information to the author -- or sending him copies of e-mail from your gmail account.

Until/unless the author makes a version that works with standard mail servers (rather than proprietary gmail servers) I recommend that you pass on this one.
[Version 1.1b3]

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habanita (developer) replied on 02 Jan 2009
MMF author's reply has been posted in a new thread.
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elegraphy commented on 15 Dec 2008
When I open the .dmg file, the pop up message says the following:

"The disk image you are opening may be damaged and could damage your system. Are you sure you want to open this disk image?

( Open ) ( Don't Open ) "

I remember that I had some lag problem with my PB G4 before, and I when checked the Console and it was caused by MMF, so I had to uninstall it. Maybe the message has some truth with it?
[Version 1.1b]

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habanita (developer) replied on 16 Dec 2008
Same to me (i am the developper). It is related to the way my disk manager compiled the dmg, it's not related to the app.
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habanita (developer) replied on 17 Dec 2008
What you have seen in the console is nothing else than the scheduled work of MMF, just like any other of the hundreds of operations that are sequencially dealt by your system. Also MMF needs no memory. It's running on my G4 Mac-mini for more than one year now without inflicting any lag (i use it also on my eeepc-linux machine without problem)
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habanita (developer) replied on 17 Dec 2008
A new image-disk has been built.
It should work without frightful warning.
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joesandwich commented on 15 Dec 2008
I am a new apple user and that's so mac spirit! love it !
[Version 1.1b]


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habanita (developer) commented on 14 Dec 2008
The app has been updated and partially re-written. It should work fine now, for everyone and (hopefully) forever...

And as a reply of the previous comment who wondered "can this not work with mail app" ? Well, as a deamon, MMF becomes part of the system. No need to fire up Mail App. Any folder (with an email formated name) is ready to post any kind of documents. For what it does, it is a way faster than Mail App (see the test-speed video).
[Version 1.1b]


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bcarter commented on 12 Dec 2008
Can this not work with Mail.app
Not really interested in supplying my Gmail username and password to this app/developer.
[Version 1.0b6b]

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habanita (developer) replied on 14 Dec 2008
MMF has been certified "spyware-free" by softpedia. Also the source code is available inside the app packet.
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FLASH1296 commented on 14 Jul 2008
entering my gmail login info produces an error.
Went to Gmail and reset my account password.
No change.
I will email a screenshot of the lengthy error message to the s.w. developer.
[Version 1.0b6b]


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memphisbird had trouble on 10 Aug 2009
I installed MMF and could not get it to work for me. I uninstalled it, or attempted to, but it seems it's still trying to launch and not finding files. I get this message: "(MMF.command[34457]) posix_spawn("/Users/Shared/Launch_MMF_Daemon/MMF.command", ...): No such file or directory" It is repeated over and over in my console log. What do I need to do to stop this?
[Version 1.1b4]

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memphisbird commented on 10 Aug 2009
To answer my own question, I read the Read Me file. Duh. I reinstalled the app, pressed the stop button, then deleted the app and the MMF file from ~/Library/LaunchAgents/. Rebooted, and now the message is gone.
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Tomdoherty had trouble on 28 Jun 2009
Ran a tests ...sends files at lightening speed, excellent. However, sent files never arrive!! Any suggestions?
[Version 1.1b4]


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Zeev Belkin had trouble on 16 Jun 2009
I does not work with gmail accounts configured to work in SSL only mode.
[Version 1.1b3]


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Tomdoherty had trouble on 18 Dec 2008
Goes through the sending process as normal and indicates that files have been sent ...and files are even placed in the 'Sent' folder. However, sent files are not being received at all!!!. I have tested this with the following accounts - gmail.com, mac.com, eircom.net and a number of other personal addresses ...still no files being received!! MMF was working perfectly up to this update. Thanks
[Version 1.1b2]

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habanita (developer) replied on 19 Dec 2008
Hi ! Thanks for this useful comment ! Have you checked in the 'sent box' of the gmail website. if everything has been successfully sent ? If yes, can you check the 'more details' option on one of your sent message and see if the destination address has been correctly transmit by MMF ?

thanks again, u can write me at : magic.mail.folder@gmail.com
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Tomdoherty commented on 19 Dec 2008
No, no, you misunderstand me completely ...I create a folder on my computer with a file name that is an email address, say xxx@mac.com or xxx@gmail.com or xxx@eircom.net. I then put in a file to send via MMF. MMF sends the file in each case and in doing so creates its own 'Sent' folder within the original (as it always has done before). I get a screen message from MMF to say that the file(s) has been sent ...however NO files have been received by the people I sent them to!! Prior to yesterday's upgrade these very same people have been receiving my files via MMF without any problems. Nothing has changed except MMF!!!!
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satyricax commented on 20 Dec 2008
YOU don't understand. Read and listen to the DEV's suggestion, which you DID NOT.
He want you to check your outgoing mail's account to see if it made it. This app simply
provides a creative GUI/process which utilizes YOUR OWN email account to send.

RTFM!
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Tomdoherty had trouble on 14 Dec 2008
All download links from MacUpdate yield v1.0!!!
[Version 1.1b]

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habanita (developer) replied on 14 Dec 2008
No, this is the 1.1b
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Tomdoherty commented on 15 Dec 2008
Just checked a few minutes age and downloads still yield v1.0 ...all filed in the .dmg (which is named 'Magic Mail Folder 1.1.dmg') have identical names, creation dates etc as those I downloaded with v1.0 back in April!!
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joesandwich replied on 15 Dec 2008
The app says 1.1 when you open it (right under the logo)
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joesandwich (developer) replied on 15 Dec 2008
Yes, it should be written under the logo. Thanks for pointing me out this issue. The truth is that I didn't update the cocoa informations of the App. I only changed the code that is located inside. It seems that i am also a BETA-developer ;-)

Thanks again for your interests. I am widely open to any improvement ideas and suggestions !
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asdfjklasdfjkl had trouble on 07 Apr 2008
-i d/l the file and try to open the .dmg and get this message...

*The disk image you are opening may be damaged and could damage your system.

-i hit don't open and get the message....

*Magic Mail Folder 1.0b5.dmg
no mountable file systems

This is the "new disk-image" Dev uploaded...still not working.... i even tried the download link provided. " http://habanita.free.fr/MMF/MMF.dmg"
[Version 1.0b5]

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habanita (developer) replied on 07 Apr 2008
Have u tried some other dmg files to see if this issue doesn't simply come from your system or your way of downloading ?

Here's a new-new link (the software is zipped - it's not a dmg) :

http://habanita.free.fr/MMF/MMF.zip

Good luck !
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Date:28 Jun 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Magic Mail Folder is one of the fastest way to send emails. It turns any folder on your desktop into an email-sending-box. You just have to give your freshly created folder(s) the name of an email address (like myFriend@hotmail.com) and it will be recognized.

Simply drag files in it and they will be sent.

MMF works as a daemon. Here's a demo.

And here's a speed test : MMF Vs Mail

NEW: The possibility to add a descriptive text to your file: See this how-to

Note that MMF is still in a beta-test stage. Please report any bugs. Thank you !

Click here to download MMF as a zip file



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