The Mac OS X Hints Weblog over at Macworld magazine has a really useful tip on how you can actually shut your Mac down remotely using a combination of Apple Mail and AppleScript.Â The key to the whole thing is the Rules feature of Apple Mail which allows you to run AppleScript from within a filter email.
It’s a pretty cool little trick, and even those of us with limited or no AppleScript knowledge should be able to do it with no trouble.
Take a look right here.
Thanks for the hint. I actually wrote this tip in the comments of the idea of sending the Mac to sleep by Automator and thought it would be easier just to make a rule in Mail: https://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=2006122910435246 I am now playing around to do some much more interesting stuff – not only to use Mail to bring out the trash ; ) See my blog for that the next days …