Is there a way to automatically move mail from one folder to another?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by John Greer, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. John Greer macrumors member

    John Greer

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    #1
    Is there a way to periodically, automatically, move mail from one folder to another?

    For example, I'd like to move mail from one of my IMAP/Archives folders to my MyMac/Archive folder and I'd like this to happen without intervention.

    Can this be done?
     
  2. John Greer thread starter macrumors member

    John Greer

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    #2
    I'll try to be more specific.

    When I'm done with an email, I archive it.
    Because I have multiple email accounts, this results in emails in multiple Archive folders (one per account).

    I'd like to have these automatically all moved into one (on my Mac).
     
  3. squeakr macrumors 68000

    squeakr

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    #3
    It should be possible with Apple Script. You could specify that mail older than a certain date, say 60 days to be moved from folder x to folder y. You could then specify the script to run on a schedule, say once a month.
     
  4. robgendreau macrumors 68040

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    Why not just use a simple Mail rule?

    If message >14 days old then move to folder "archive" On My Mac or whatever.

    Rob
     

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