Any idea why in Mail 7.0 (part of OS X 10.9 Mavericks,) when I select a group of messages in the Sent Mail folder and do Message --> Apply Rules command, nothing happens?

(In prior versions of OS X back to 10.5, my extensive list of 70+ rules automatically moved messages from my Sent folder to various other sorted folders. I have several plain POP3 accounts set up in Mail.app, not leaving messages on the server.)

  • Could you share a screenshot?
    – howdytom
    Oct 24, 2018 at 16:22
  • Nevermind -- I dumped Apple Mail years ago & switched to "Mailmate.app". Not as well-integrated as Mail.app but far, far more reliable.
    – gosmond
    Mar 9, 2019 at 2:21

2 Answers 2


Try selecting all messages within your group folder instead, than Apply Rules command.


I'm not sure, but you may be able to get this functionality from Mail Act-On (now in beta for Mavericks).


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