Mail rules

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  1. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    Where are the Mail rules stored? I managed to hose some settings up and want to restore them from my Time Machine backup. Please/thank you.
     
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Hi,

    should be there :

    ~/Library/Mail/V2/MailData/MessagesRules.plist

    To reveal the user's Library : in Finder : "Go", press the Option key.

    To restore the file from a Time Machine backup, first reveal the Library in Finder, then enter Time Machine interface.
     
  3. dwfaust thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the response, but I’m not sure that’s the file/location. I understand what you’re saying, but the file date on the file is 07/25/2012. I have added/removed/modified rules hundreds of times in the past 2 years.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I thought it was that MessagesRules.plist also, but mine is also very old.

    I made a new rule as a test and these four files in that folder got changed, so I'd say there is your target.

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    You might want to option drag them onto the desktop so you have a copy before you restore the old version in case things go badly you can put then back.
     
  5. dwfaust thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks Weaselboy (and Bruno09, too).

    I did the restore to my desktop so I can shut down mail and move the MessagesRules.plist. Crossing my fingers. :)
     
  6. dwfaust thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That seems to have done the trick. Thanks to all!
     

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