Help with Mail Rules

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chrisburke, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. chrisburke macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2007
    I'm trying to set up Mac Mail to make saving my emails a lot easier. With my work, it is very important that i keep paper trails, including sent emails. I have many folders set up in my mail app. I have a folder set up for each of our staff members, so if i get an email from them, it goes straight to a folder. Within those folders, each of the staff members have a sub folder, called Sent to "staff members name) What I normally do is when I've sent a message, I go to the sent items in mac mail, and just drag the message down to which ever staff member i sent the message to's sub folder.

    Is there a rule I can set up that will automatically send the message to their sent folder. I tried with the "if message is sent to email address" then copy to this sub folder, but that is not working becuase I believe that the To fields refers to the TO for my email address'. Is there a rule I can set up that will send sent messages automatically to each staff memebers folder once I've sent them a message.
  2. pjmacl macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2003
    Me too!

    The one main peeve I have with Mac Mail as compared to Entourage is that Rules work on incoming mail only. Using Entourage you can automatically file outgoing messages also. I hope Apple will address this feature at some point. Leopard Mail is so dramatically improved compared to Tiger it's a shame this capability is still missing. In the meantime if anyone has a workaround I also would like to hear about it!
  3. ken1 macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2009
    Rules for "to" messages

    The rules menu allows for "to" to be used and it works sometimes, but mostly it doesn't.
  4. zeroge macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2010
    mail rules

    Actually the emphasis should be on "RULE" ... don't get confused by what is available and what is working.
    In theory you can set up dozens of rules on a MAC but understand that only the very first rule in line will work.
    It's called "Apple Confucius Technology" ;-)
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Rather than using Rules, why not use smart mailboxes?
  6. zeroge macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2010
    Because I need rules and they are there ... BUT ...


    wouldn't that be a smarter answer? It's like I go to the butchers and I ask why they don't have the sausages they advertise in the windows and then the butcher would ask me why not eat tomatoes instead!

    Bot oh boy aren't we smart!

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