Mail Client Doesn't Apply Rules to Already Read Emails

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MacKyle, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. MacKyle macrumors newbie

    MacKyle

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    #1
    Does anyone know how to enforce the Mail rules on emails already read on other devices? Typical scenarios:
    1. Rules applied correctly on emails read for the first time on Mac Mail
    2. Rules are ignored when emails are initially read on other devices: mobile, web clients, etc.

    I see that on iCloud, Exchange, and imap accounts.
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

    BrianBaughn

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    #2
    You're best off setting up rules server side these days.

    Alternately, you can select all the messages in a folder and do Message>Apply Rules.
     
  3. MacKyle thread starter macrumors newbie

    MacKyle

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    #3
    Thanks Brian.. Exchange webmail rules don't support color coding specific emails like Mail does. I have been using your other suggestion of select messages > Apply Rules.
    I logged a defect with Apple a couple of years ago..
     

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