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Tony Leding

[FEATURE REQUEST] Add all-rules view in the GUI; Add rule logging

Reported by Tony Leding | September 7th, 2020 @ 08:20 PM


There are two aspects of Mailmate that make troubleshooting rule issues problematic:

  1. Rules are attached to mailboxes, rather than contained in a central repository, and there is no easy way to note which mailboxes have rules attached.
  2. There is no log message or other indication when a rule executes or the actions it has performed.


Viewing rules

The only way to show all rules is to inspect the ~/Library/Application Support/MailMate/Mailboxes.plist file. This is somewhat cumbersome and usability would be greatly improved if either or both of the following were implemented:

  • A user-enabled indication in the GUI that a mailbox has rules attached to it. It probably makes sense to have this enabled by default but it should be configurable via a new Preferences setting.
  • A new menu item that will show all rules and the mailbox to which it is attached.


  • Implement logging for all rule execution including what specific actions are taken by the rule.
  • As with the other logging functions, this could be implemented as a Hidden Preference.

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