Automate the GMail (Googlemail) Web Interface

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Automate the GMail (Googlemail) Web Interface

by Tech Support on Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:36 am

The standard Google Gmail web interface makes very heavy use of Javascript. iMacros can fully automate it, but it requires the use of WINCLICK to automate certain clicks. If you prefer to use the TAG command instead, there is a good workaround:

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Simply switch the Google Mail view from standard to basic HTML.

Note: The basic HTML view is a little different than what you're used to because the following features aren't available:
-Filter creation
-Settings (Including Forwarding and POP)
-Spell checker
-Keyboard shortcuts
-Address auto-complete
-Custom From addresses
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Re: Automate the GMail (Googlemail) Web Interface

by Tech Support on Fri May 02, 2008 3:23 am

Update: Google changed its standard GMAIL interface. The HTML id tags are now randomly generated and change with each new page load.

Example:
Recorded TAG line for the "email to" field:
First recording:
TAG POS=1 TYPE=TEXTAREA FORM=NAME:NoFormName ATTR=ID:1eq7 CONTENT=test@example.com

Second recording:
TAG POS=1 TYPE=TEXTAREA FORM=NAME:NoFormName ATTR=ID:1es5 CONTENT=test@example.com

Solution: Use the basic HTML interface (as mentioned in the post above). The basic HTML view uses fixed ID (NAME) tags:

TAG POS=1 TYPE=TEXTAREA FORM=NAME:f ATTR=NAME:to CONTENT=test@example.com
TAG POS=1 TYPE=INPUT:TEXT FORM=NAME:f ATTR=NAME:subject CONTENT=iMacros
TAG POS=1 TYPE=TEXTAREA FORM=NAME:f ATTR=NAME:body CONTENT=iMacros<SP>works
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