Mac OS X Mail 2.x filters

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  1. VaDor macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I'm new to mac's, I bought my macbook last week and I am a very happy switcher :D.

    But I have a problem using mac os mail. I have a some email accounts that forward to my gmail account so I configure my gmail account in mac os email using pop. I can receive and send emails without problems

    My problem starts here I want to create some smart mailboxes that catches emails by the "TO:" parameter and not the "FROM:" parameter. How can I do this in Mac Mail?

    Regards :D
    :apple:
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I believe, all you have to do when defining your rules, is pull down the little selector box and choose "Message is to", then type in your filter text as usual.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Can you do it through the Any Recipient parameter?
     
  4. VaDor thread starter macrumors regular

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    Actually I tried with "Any Recipient parameter" and that doesn't work...


    I can't find that option. See my screenshot that is annexed to this reply.


    Any suggestions?
     

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  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Well that's weird. I thought Mail would include such an option. I'm not at my Mac so I can't check for you... just as a test, hold down Option and pull up that menu you grabbed in that screenshot again. Do any new options appear?
     
  6. clevin macrumors G3

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    dont accuse me, but IF mail.app has no way of doing this (and I haven't figure out mail.app yet). ...
    .....

    u can always try out mozilla thunderbird. since u are new to mac, why not trying out all the options :D
     
  7. clevin macrumors G3

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    OK, one more time, I just tried on mail.app. but I have problem understanding your question.

    do you want any email that has certain receipt goto your smartmailbox in the future?

    or you just want a easy way to view all emails have certain receipt, with or without a smartmailbox?
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think I looked at this before and could not figure a way to make this work, either...

    But this plug-in might be able to help -- it seems to offer a richer set of rule behaviors than Mail has by default:

    http://www.indev.ca/MailActOn.html
     
  9. VaDor thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nop nothing new..

    Here is a example, i receive a email like this:
    From: rc@gia.ist.utl.pt
    Subject: [RC/RCON] Salas para o teste de repescagem
    Date: June 28, 2007 11:23:51 AM GMT+01:00
    To: vador@macrumors.com;

    Now I want that all emails that have in "To:" the email "vador@macrumos.com" go to a smart mailbox.. gmail do this easy because he have this option.

    I used thunderbird in windows isn't bad.. but I want more integration and mac Mail seems the way to go.. Can't imagine that is limited in this way in filters..

    mkrishnan i will try that see if can resolve the problem.

    In the mean time thanks for trying to help me, if anyone have more suggestions reply :D
     
  10. VaDor thread starter macrumors regular

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    Working Like a charm :D . You save my day :)

    It's a pity that mac mail doesn't bring it by default.. but that plugin/script solved the problem.

    Just install the plugging and Mail ->preferences -> rules -> add rule and see the screenshot :D
     

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  11. clevin macrumors G3

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    indeed, such a basic function.
     
  12. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  13. VaDor thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nevertheless that plug in rocks.. you can bounce your Mail icon on the dock when catches some specific emails and other stuff really really good :D
     

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