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Where are Mail.app rules stored? They got deleted and I want to restore them

Since Mail.app had trouble connecting to the various accounts, I tried to 'reset' it by removing all accounts and the stored passwords in Keychain Access.app. Then I re-added all the mail accounts. ...
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Applescript triggered by mail rule does not refernce the new message

In Apple Mail I use a mail rule to trigger an Applescript for one specific sender. This script for the moment just logs the subject of the mail message. The script looks like this: using terms from ...
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Outlook quick-steps functionality on Mac

In Outlook 2010 on Windows, I use the quick steps functionality a lot to automatically sort incoming messages to different folders. The good thing is it applies these rules on subsequent messages as ...
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Debugging Mail.app rules

Is there a way to see what Mail.app is doing when it scans messages for rule firing? I have a rules that download bank statements when I get an email from my bank. Since I have multiple accounts, I ...
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Rules in Apple Mail do not immediately apply

I have set some rules for my MacBookPro Mail app. For example, when an email from a particular sender is received, that email is coloured with a certain background color. The problem is that the rule ...
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Is it possible to set up rules in Mail that do not appear in the rules list?

I'd like to set up a few rules in Mail.app but not have them appear in the list of rules in Mail's preferences. Is there any way to do this?
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Mail saved to Web Receipts Folder

I would like to be able to have a Mail rule that would essentially take a file with a particular subject and "save as a PDF to my Web Receipts Folder" so it would do it as the mail came in and I would ...
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How to determine the specific rule Mail App used to move a given message?

I have dozens of filter rules in my Apple Mail (under Mavericks). (the SyncedRules.plist file is 110460 bytes long) 99% of my rules move spam mail to the trash. My criteria are somewhat loose, and ...
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Mail Script that moves messages with download links to a folder

I am a music supervisor and I receive lots of emails with links to download new music. I'd like to sort these into their own folder automatically. Is there anyway to sort emails that have links to ...
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Smart Mailbox for all mail not sorted into a Smart Mailbox

Fairly new to mac. I get around over 100 emails a day so sorting is a must. I am going through creating rules for my smart mailboxes but I would like to see all mail that isn't currently getting ...
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Forward or Bcc a copy of all outgoing mail

I've got one machine set up with an email account, using Mail.app. I'd like to send a copy of all outgoing mail from that account to another email address I have, which is not on the same machine. ...
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Accidentally deleted all Mail - How can I get it back?

In Apple Mail, I accidentally marked all messages in the Inbox folder as Junk (I meant to mark as read) and it appears all mail was deleted permanently. My Mailbox Behaviours specify Yet the ...
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Mail.app rule to forward message with changes to subject line

I am interested in creating some rules in mail.app that will take certain incoming messages and perform these tasks 1. forward the message to an address i specify 2. change the subject to something ...
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Apple Mail - Do not apply rules automatically

As I understand it, active Apple Mail rules automatically get applied when mail comes into the Inbox. Is there a way to prevent rules from being applied automatically, so that they are only applied ...
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How to remove the group name from the email subject?

If we send a mail to a group team@mydomain.com in Server.app it rewrites the subject as [groupname] before the subject. We want to remove this.
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How can I move an email without deleting it from iCloud server?

I have local rules on my Mac to move emails from certain people into their own local folders, and sound a unique alert. The problem is that it appears that moving it causes it to be deleted from ...
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Mail.app rule works only partially

I have this Mail rule: The Move Message works great and all messages that fits the rules has been moved to the selected folder. The issue here, is the Mark as Read part of the rule does not work. ...
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How to auto-archive mails after sent?

Is it possible to auto-archive mails, after sending - or adding a separate "Send and archive" button? I use the Inbox Zero approach, so now I need to manually archive conversations that have ended.
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Automatically saving message attachments to a mailbox

I subscribe to a rather odd mailing list, through which I receive emails to which further emails are attached (in eml format). I want to archive those attachments into a dedicated mailbox, all within ...
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Apply email rules to existing emails

I've added a email rule in iCloud to copy emails with a specific from address to a folder. This is working fine, all new mails are moved to that folder. Is there a way to apply the rule also to mails ...
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Make rule for message in mail.app

Is there a way to create a mailbox rule based on the currently highlighted message in mail.app? OSX 10.8.5 I want to create a rule from the application rather than have to go to Mail -> Preferences ...
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My mail rules don't stay on

I've setup one very simple rule that applies to messages from one sender... the rule works just like it should (most of the time). Randomly, after I've restarted Mail the rule will be unchecked, so ...
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No new mail notification at apple mail dock icon when rules apply

I've set a rule in apple mail. It's very simple. If a specific individual sends me mail it moves it directly to the destination folder. The problem is that it does not notify me that a mail arrived! ...
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Need a rule to set archived incoming e-mails as read

This question was asked before, but the answer was just to use Mail 6.x with Mountain Lion -- and that's not working for me. The question is: I have a Mail.app rule that copies certain incoming ...
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Mail rules with Script Warning message

I am getting so fed up with this: It is too real not to make the mistake in a moment when I am not fully on alert (and to be hones that stresses me out), and I want to use my powerful Mac to ...
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How do I write a Mail.app rule to mark messages as read in one mailbox but leave them as unread in my in-box?

I have a Mail.app rule that copies certain incoming messages into an archive mailbox. I'd like those messages to be marked as read in the archive mailbox but remain unread in my in-box until I ...
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Is there a way to know which rule filtered an email?

My Mail.app has at least 100 rules with thousands of conditions and sometimes I get mail filtered that was not supposed to be filtered. All my filters work by moving unwanted stuff to the trash. Is ...
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Migrating Mail.app rules from 10.6 to 10.8

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 ...
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Save attachments from Mail.app based on subject

I have been trying to write an Applescript to help me saving attachments, but realized quickly that I do not have the knowledge to do such a difficult script. Here is some background. We receive ...
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How do I export mail.app rules to other filtering solutions such as procmail?

In the past I handled email filtering using Mail.app's Rules. I want to move my filters out of Mail.app and into another solution, such as a centrally-organized IMAP + procmail setup. Is it possible ...
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Is there a clever way import my Mail.app rules to iCloud?

I have a lot of rules in my Mail.app but when my computer is off my inbox fills up with junk and it's hard to read from the phone. I want to set up the rules on iCloud but don't see a way of ...
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iPhone: Rule based email forwarding?

Is there a way to establish rules for mails processed on the iPhone (4s, iOS 6.1.3)? In my case, I am interested in automatically forwarding certain emails to another email account once I receive ...
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Identifying mail marked as junk; marking and unmarking mail as junk

I use several different macs to read my mail from an imap server. Each has developed its own junk mail filtering rules. I'd like to merge the rules, and keep them merged. Is there a way to merge ...
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Mail.app button to explicitly move to Junk without built-in filtering

I'd like to create a button in Mountain Lion's Mail.app to move mail to an IMAP folder called Junk, much like the Archive button moves mail to my IMAP Archive folder. (This folder is automatically ...
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How do I set up a Mail.app rule for removing attachments?

While Mail.app offers a menu item for removing attachments from e-mail, I find myself wanting to make a rule for removing attachments from e-mails. Anyone knows how that can be done? AppleScript, ...
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Efficient creation of filtering rules in Mail.app

I have selected a received email in Mail.app and would like to create a rule to redirect all emails from the same sender to a specific folder. I know how to create such rules manually from the ...
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Smart mailbox for senders who are not members of a group

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 ...
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Address smart group based on mailbox? Or Tags?

I have manually created mailboxes in Mail and would like to create a rule that moves all future email from those senders who currently exist in one of those mailboxes to be sent to the same mailbox. ...
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How do I remove multiple mail rules using iCloud server?

Using the iCloud server, is it possible to remove multiple rules at once (instead of selecting each rule individually)?
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iCloud server side wildcard mail rules

I couldn't find any information on how to set up wildcard rules in iCloud mail. I want to forward mail from any sender of a certain domain to another address. What exactly is the syntax of the ...
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Advanced Mail Rule

I want to write a rule like that does the following: act on all messages from contacts that are in my address book do move it to the folder <known> except if another rule matches ...