I want to move my Mail.app filtering rules from my old 10.6 machine to a fresh 10.8 install. I've seen people talking about moving these by copying over MessageRules.plist, but I haven't seen anyone address whether these are compatible between 10.6 and 10.8. Thanks!
I copied all of the user-created
When I launched Mail.app again, they were in my rules, but disabled. One click on each and they ran fine.
Note: Simply replacing the entire set of
For all those who tried copying the MessageRules.plist file over from 10.6 to 10.8 and got nothing here's what I did to get them working.
Essentially copy all the rules via copy/paste from MessageRules.plist (10.6) to SyncedRules.plist (10.8) - use a text editor to copy and paste everything from the
Copy MessageRules.plist from Users>User>Library>Mail> on your 10.6 machine to anywhere your 10.8 machine. Open up the file in a text editor and copy everything between the
Mail will slowly even create the folders/mailboxes to store the messages in folders that don't exist but are pointed too in your rules that you imported.