So somewhere along the way, my auto-filing script for outlook began failing. When selecting a single message and executing the script in outlook, it failed. So I fixed the error and cleaned up the script a bit.
The issue was that when I was selecting only one item, it didn't understand the message "count" so it crashed. So after about 30 minutes of trying stuff, I decided to cast as a list. It's now working for me.
-- Adapted from a copyrighted script by Mark Hunte 2013 -- http://www.markosx.com/thecocoaquest/automatically-save-attachments-in-mail-app/ -- Changed script to parse out the first part of the email address as the folder name, eliminated time stamp folder -- Changed to run as triggered script vs email rule -- explanation of what and why at scrubbs.me -- set up the attachment folder path tell application "Finder" set folderName to "Attachments" set homePath to (path to home folder as text) as text set attachmentsFolder to (homePath & folderName) as text -- display dialog attachmentsFolder end tell tell application "Microsoft Outlook" set theMessages to selection as list repeat with eachMessage in theMessages -- set the sub folder for the attachments to the first part of senders email before a period -- All future attachments from this sender will the be put here. set theSender to sender of eachMessage set theAddress to address of theSender -- display dialog theAddress set AppleScript's text item delimiters to "." set senderName to text item 1 in theAddress set subFolder to senderName -- display dialog senderName -- use the unix /bin/test command to test if the folder exists. if not then create it and any intermediate directories as required if (do shell script "/bin/test -e " & quoted form of ((POSIX path of attachmentsFolder) & "/" & subFolder) & " ; echo $?") is "1" then -- 1 is false do shell script "/bin/mkdir -p " & quoted form of ((POSIX path of attachmentsFolder) & "/" & subFolder) end if try -- Save the attachment -- repeat with theAttachment in eachMessage's attachment set theAttachment to every attachment of eachMessage repeat with theFile in theAttachment set originalName to name of theFile set savePath to attachmentsFolder & ":" & subFolder & ":" & originalName try save the theFile in file (savePath) end try end repeat end try end repeat end tell