A robot sends me emails, sometimes several times a day. The email always has an attachment (a textfile) that always has the same name, although the contents will vary (and, if everything works as it's supposed to, will never be the same twice.)
What I want to be able to do is find some means of saving those attachments into a single folder but with unique filenames.
I used to use The Bat, which could be persuaded to do something helpful in this regard. But now I use Thunderbird, so although I can make it give me a list of all the emails from the robot sender, I can't find a way to save off all those attachments in any way that's not extremely tedious.
I don't really care how they're named -- and as they're textfiles, I don't even care if they're all concatenated into a single output file. Just something I can search afterwards...
I suppose a good general purpose approach would be to name the files yyyymmddnnn.txt and maybe a hotkey trigger to paste the next filename in sequence into the "save as" editbox might be one possibility... wouldn't save all the hard work but would simplify things a lot. Better yet, though, would be the ability to take the date info from the currently selected email, but that might be asking rather a lot.