Starting new in Lion, setting up Mail & Importing Rules

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ZMacintosh, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. ZMacintosh macrumors 65816


    Nov 13, 2008
    Trying to find the best way to accomplish this.
    First I did an upgrade to Lion from Snow Leopard, it was a great upgrade but noticed my mailboxes were acting a bit out of whack, some rules werent imported over properly and werent being detected when mail was arriving.
    Theyre pretty basic straight forward rules, a message from highlights it X color.

    Now i'm starting from scratch and will add email account into Mail individually is there a easy process to import my Message Rules from my Snow Leopard Mac to my Lion mac?
  2. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    I think there's a file called messagerules.plist somewhere in your Library; you could try restoring that from a backup, or perhaps Migration ass't can bring it over. Whether that file would work with the Lion Mail version is not known to me, so make sure you've got a backup, etc cuz it may not work.

  3. ZMacintosh thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 13, 2008
    Okay as I stated before I'm doing it clean/fresh NO migration assistant.
    Most likely i'll have to manually add each new rule in. because the MessageRules.plist doesnt always pick up the message rules in Lion.

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