Py-appscript: How to configure mail created by reply()

I'm trying to reply to a mail in with py-appscript.

I tried the code below,

from appscript import *

mailapp = app('Mail')

# get mail to be replied
msg = mailapp.accounts.first.mailboxes.first.messages.first

# create reply mail
reply_msg = mailapp.reply(msg)

# set mail (got error)
reply_msg.subject.set('replied message')
reply_msg.content.set('some content')

but got following error, it failed to set subject. (setting visible property is succeeded)

CommandError: Command failed:
        OSERROR: -10000
        MESSAGE: Apple event handler failed.
        COMMAND: app(u'/Applications/').outgoing_messages.ID(465702416).subject.set('replied message')

It works when I use "make" instead of "reply" to create new message.

# create new mail
msg = mailapp.make(new=k.outgoing_message)

# set mail (works fine)
msg.subject.set('new mail')
msg.content.set('some content')

Can you please tell me what this error is and how to fix it?


Works fine on 10.6 but there's a bug in Mail on 10.5 (and probably earlier) that causes outgoing messages created by the reply command not to work correctly.

If you have to support 10.5, I think your only option is to build a new outgoing message from scratch, copying the relevant information from the message you're replying to yourself.

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