AppleScript Programming/Sample Programs/Archive selected mail
This script tell is supposed to tell Mail.app to move the selected mails to a certain directory/mailbox. Is supposed to work with gmail, but is not general. It doesn't work unless everything is configured for this script.
(* This script is commented out because it needs work. tell application "Mail" set selectedMails to the selection if the length of selectedMails is greater than 0 then repeat with theMessage in selectedMails if the name of the mailbox of theMessage is "INBOX" then -- Set "gmail" to whatever your account is called in Mail.app's preferences if the account of the mailbox of theMessage is account "gmail" then -- Note: instead of "All Mail" below, I had to use "[Gmail]/All Mail" -Simon, using Mail 3.5 (930.3) & Gmail w/ IMAP move theMessage to mailbox "All Mail" in account "gmail" -- Add custom accounts with custom names and custom archive mailboxes here -- else if the account of the mailbox of theMessage is account "uni" then -- move theMessage to mailbox "Archive" in account "uni" else say "Your mail didn't belong to any account I know." end if else say "Only mails in inbox can be moved" end if end repeat else say "You have to select mails first" end if end tell *)