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Like I said, post the workflow. Not a description or a screenshot. A link to the actual workflow.
You're asking people to diagnose what's wrong with something they've never seen, which is basically impossible. Nobody can help you until you provide enough information to make it possible to help you.
You do this every time you have a problem. I'll try to be very clear: in order for us to help you with a problem, you need to give us what we need to replicate the exact situation that's causing it. That means:

  • the actual workflow (or script if you're 100% sure it's the script) that isn't working,
  • the input that is causing the issue,
  • the expected and
  • the actual results (including any errors you're getting), and
  • information on anything unusual about your system setup (like if you're not using the standard system Python).

Until you do that, nobody can help you.


So export the workflow you're using from Alfred and upload it somewhere (Dropbox?), then post a link to it here.

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Hi again!


Thanks for trying to help!

I am not a pc/data man, and I am not able to give you what you ask for.


Then my question is:

Is there a way to produce a hotkey in Alfred who open Mac mail with my own emal-adress in the place "To": like this:      To: abc.xyz@gmail.com.... 

and the cursor ready at "Subject", ready to write something to myself?


Mac mini 2014

OSX ELCapitan ver 10.11.5(15F34)

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Not a problem. The description you just gave has enough information to be actionable.


Use an Open URL Action with the URL mailto:?to=abc.xyz@gmail.com


That should open your default email program with your email address in the To: field.


Attach that to your Hotkey and you should be good to go.

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On October 8, 2015 at 9:13 AM, lmachado said:

So, when running the workflow I was getting this error:

[ERROR: alfred.workflow.action.script] Unable to send email message: [Errno 60] Operation timed out



I recently started using a VPN (privateinternetaccess.com), and it appears to have broken this workflow. Whenever I try to use it while connected to VPN, I get the above error...If I disconnect from VPN, the workflow works fine.


Any idea why, and is there anything I can do to make it work whilst connected to VPN?



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7 minutes ago, deanishe said:

No idea: it's a network problem.


It's possible your mail provider blocks connections from PIA due to spamming.


Thanks. Is it possible for me to debug this further? The error I'm getting back isn't very useful...

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6 hours ago, deanishe said:

Do what every administrator and developer does and Google it.


Thanks. I did that, and turns out many VPN just block SMTP connections for the exact reason you mentioned - spam. All I had to do was contact my VPN provider asking them to whitelist my mail server. It's working again!

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