View Full Version : How could you create 'Last Time Contacted' Smart Mailbox in Mail app Lion?

May 21, 2012, 02:43 PM
Hello all

I was hoping someone around here might have an answer to my particular question...

For the purposes of maintaining regular contact with a large group of contacts in your address book:

How could you create a smart mailbox in the Mail App (Lion) which contained that last unique sent/received email from each individual contact?

So ideally just the last email per contact. For my purposes I would then sort by date and find the contacts I havent emailed in a while and re-initiate conversation.

I also thought that perhaps it would be possible through Automator? (I am not very familiar with how to use this app though..) Or a third party app?

I am a freelancer so keeping in contact with lots of people is part of earning my keep - but its not my central job - anything to make this easier would be fantastic! :D

Any ideas/solutions are very appreciated!

(running lion 10.7.4 macbook pro late 2011 - normal mail app)