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I want to set up a smart mailbox in Mail that contains messages from any sender who is not a member of a particular group in my address book.

There's an option in the smart mailbox rules for "sender is member of group," but I don't see a way to negate it. Is this possible?

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This is maybe a bit counter intuitive but you can do it via the Contacts app.

You can make an intelligent group in your Contacts app with the criteria:

  • is not member in group

and use this group for your smart mailbox.

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Ha! So it's a smart mailbox in Mail for people who are members of the smart group in Contacts of people who are not members of another group. That's smart but totally non-obvious :) – daGUY Dec 3 '12 at 15:42

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