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Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2008 8:45 AM (in response to Jack the Giant Killer)you could add all of those addresses to the address book and print from there.
or you can try taking captures of the previous recipients window and print those. of course, you'll probably have to do this several times.Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Mac Pro 2.66GHz, powerbook G4 1.5GHz
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2008 2:34 PM (in response to Jack the Giant Killer)This turns out to be more complicated than I had hoped, but it is possible.
The Apple mail program uses a database program available in Unix called “sqlite3.”
The executable is in /usr/bin.
For information about this program, type “man sqlite3” in a terminal window. Also, there is information on the web, at www.sqlite.org.
A friend whose day job is in database administration helped me work this out.
First, go the proper directory in a terminal window:
cd ~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook
The file of interest is MailRecents-v4abcdmr.
Note that the “file” command describes this as:
MailRecents-v4.abcdmr: SQLite database (Version 3)
SQLite version 3.4.0
Enter ".help" for instructions
Let’s see the headers:
sqlite> .headers ON
Now, let’s get some information about what’s in this database file:
sqlite> select * from SQLITE_MASTER; /* don’t forget the semicolon */
/* lots of output */
The table ZABCDMAILRECENT is of interest to us. Note that the last 3 columns are called ZLASTNAME, ZFIRSTNAME, and ZEMAIL. We want these from the table, in columns, in filename.txt.
sqlite> .mode columns ZABCDMAILRECENT
sqlite> .width 15 15 36 /* make sure the columns are wide enough */
sqlite> .output filename.txt /* note: no ‘;’ */
sqlite:> select ZLASTNAME, ZFIRSTNAME, ZEMAIL from ZABCDMAILRECENT;
Done. The email names and addresses are now in filename.txt, one per line.
Maybe, someday, someone at Apple will add this capability to mail.eMac, Mac OS X (10.5.4), G4 1.0 GHz; 1.0 Gbyte RAM