email rules

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  1. hotrod351 macrumors 6502

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    not sure if this is the right place for this but here goes. how many emails rules can you have, you know to block spam emails you get.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I don't believe there is a limit, but I think you would be better off just making one rule then have multiple entries in that rule like in my example here.

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  3. GlenK macrumors 6502a

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    I have been trying to create a rule that moves messages in the Junk Mail folder back to my inbox. Don't want to use Junk mail but when I disable Junk mail filtering OR check for Junk mail to go back in my inbox neither work.

    When I set a rule to move from Junk Mail Folder back to my inbox that doesn't work and mail continues to remain in the Junk folder.

    Is there a way to write a rule that accomplishes this?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Mail rules only run as the mail messages come in, so if you already have messages in the junk folder, the rule will not automatically move them since they have already been received. What you would have to do is manually run the rule from the Mail menu then it should work.

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  5. GlenK macrumors 6502a

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  6. GlenK macrumors 6502a

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    OK, finally had a chance to work on this again and still can't get the rule to work automatically.

    Here is the way I set it up:

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    I've tried a couple different set ups and they work if I select the messages in the Junk Mail folder, then hit Apply Rules. That works, but nothing I've tried works automatically anytime Junk Mail arrives in the JM folder.

    Any suggestions appreciated..
     
  7. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried the first option, Mark as junk mail, but leave it in my inbox, under When junk mail arrives?

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  8. Weaselboy Moderator

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    As I think about it, I believe the problem there is the messages are not marked as junk until AFTER they are received by the Mail app, and by then rule of course does not run. It is the Mail app itself marking them as junk as they are received.
     
  9. GlenK macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but that has no effect. They still stay in the JM Folder.
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    That is correct. Nothing is marked as Junk. One of the selections I tried on the pull down was Every Message. That didn't work either. Thanks for the suggestion.
     

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