#125 ✓resolved
David Vereschagin

Update to OS X 10.6.7 breaks Smart Mailboxes

Reported by David Vereschagin | May 15th, 2011 @ 09:23 PM

I updated to OS X 10.6.7 from 10.6.6 yesterday via the Combo Update. Now my MailMate smart mailboxes aren't working. All the messages prior to the update are being reflected in their proper virtual boxes, but new messages aren't. I'm running a Mac Pro 2x dual-core Xeon with 9GB of RAM.

-- David Vereschagin

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  • benny

    benny May 16th, 2011 @ 08:00 AM

    • Assigned user set to “benny”

    The 10.6.7 was relased March 21. There has so far not been any issues related to this release. Therefore I believe your problem is not directly related to the update.

    All mailboxes in MailMate are in fact smart mailboxes, but some are “fixed” to, e.g., display the content of an IMAP mailbox. This means that if smart mailboxes were broken in general then new messages would not even show up in the Inbox.

    I am guessing you have problems with specific smart mailboxes which somehow fail to update. Could you provide some additional details?

    Maybe send me the following file and tell me the name of one or more mailboxes that do not work?

    ~/Library/Application Support/MailMate/Mailboxes.plist
    

    This could help me reproduce the problem.

  • David Vereschagin

    David Vereschagin May 16th, 2011 @ 01:49 PM

    Thanks for your reply. It turns out it was a false alarm. Somehow I had managed to turn threading on. Since I don't like and never use threading, it looked like recent messages weren't being allocated to their smart mailboxes.

    My apologies for not noticing this.

    I have very much enjoyed using MailMate since first trying it out and then purchasing it. I'm sure I will like it even more when it (eventually) has real filtering.

    Regards

    David Vereschagin

  • benny

    benny May 16th, 2011 @ 07:03 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “resolved”

    Ok. If you cannot wait for a GUI then it is possible to do filtering of
    messages by using disk-based configuration files. Let me know if you
    want me to describe this in more detail.

    And thanks for your support!

    [state:resolved]

  • David Vereschagin

    David Vereschagin May 16th, 2011 @ 09:52 PM

    Thanks, Benny. I've already noticed that there is an open ticket on filtering (#102). I assume I can follow the instructions in that thread try some message filtering. I may give it a try.

    (The main reason I want filtering is to deal with mailing lists. These are not high-priority messages for me, and I don't need them cluttering up my Inbox. It would be much nicer to simply have these filtered immediately into their own mailbox or into the Archive and then I can visit their (smart) mailbox to read them when I have the time.)

    David Vereschagin

  • benny

    benny May 17th, 2011 @ 07:31 AM

    Yes, something like the following should do the trick. If you have multiple accounts then the messages will be moved to the Archive within each of these accounts (due to the meta mailbox name 'archive').

    {   
        name    = 'Archive ML messages';
        events  = ( 'selection.added' );
        select  = "$Inbox";
        actions = ( { type = moveMessage; mailbox = archive; } );
    }
    

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