Apple Mail Rules

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mary H, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. Mary H macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2007

    I have a problem with setting up my rules. I am part of a yahoogroups email list. I have set up a rule for all mail from that list to go into a specific folder. Only if I send a letter to the group it does not place it in the folder, it places it in another folder even though I have told that folder to not accept mail when the subject includes the group tag line.

    I never used to have this problem in Leopard but after upgrading to Snow Leopard it doesn't register properly.

  2. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030


    Jul 7, 2009
    My guess is that you have multiple rules; the last rule will often take priority over the previous one. Thus if it matches rule #1 and says put it in folder A; but then something else matches in Rule #4 that says put it in folder B, it will go into folder B.

    To fix this, after a rule is successful, add the action "Stop evaluating rules."

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