Consolidate smart mailbox for mac mail app

expiredyogurt

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Jul 20, 2016
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Mac os Sierra, everything is up to date

I need to add 3 email accounts but i only want the badge notification to show unread emails from 2 out of the 3 email accounts and also show me the unread emails from those 2 accounts.

i tried to make a smart mailbox but when i set it to show this Screen-Shot-2017-08-06-at-7.17.08-PM.png rules, it doesn't display any email at all

when i make it to this Screen-Shot-2017-08-06-at-7.17.23-PM.png rules, then it does show the unread emails from the respective accounts but i then have to create 2 smart mailbox for the 2 accounts that I wanted

is there a way to make 1 smart mailbox that would show unread emails from just those 2 accounts? I tried multiple other mac email clients and spark is the only one that is able to do it but there are some privacy concerns and for some reason I don't get the notification when new email comes in eventhough i set it to allow notifications
 

BrianBaughn

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I think if you just change the "all" to "any" in the first example you'll have it. The way it's shown the email would have to be in both accounts to appear in the mailbox.
 

expiredyogurt

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I think if you just change the "all" to "any" in the first example you'll have it. The way it's shown the email would have to be in both accounts to appear in the mailbox.
I did that and it showed all emails from the 3rd email account both read and unread for some reason which is what I am trying to avoid.
 

BrianBaughn

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I did that and it showed all emails from the 3rd email account both read and unread for some reason which is what I am trying to avoid.
Right...the logic isn't quite there. I don't think it can be done with a single Smart Mailbox.

Make a Smart Mailbox for each account, create a New Smart Mailbox Folder and put the two in that. The folder will show unread from the two accounts.
 

expiredyogurt

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yeah that is what i am thinking as well and would like to avoid.
i'll give it a try and see if i can get used to it or not.
 
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