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10.5: Create even smarter Mail smart folders System 10.5
I have rules that sort some mails (e.g. Forums) into a folder on my Mac. The problem: I wanted to set up a smart folder that shows all Mails in Forums that have either MacOSXhints or Macnn in their contents.

So in 10.5's Mail, I set up a Smart folder with these rules:
  • Message ... is in Mailbox ... Forums
  • Entire Message ... Contains ... MacOSXhints OR Macnn
Now this may sound obvious to some, but for me it was great to see that you can create more complex rules for smart folders. I guess it's related to the new Spotlight features in 10.5 that allows the use of AND and OR expressions.

[robg adds: In 10.4, you had to create three smart mailboxes to pull off something like this; the fact that Mail uses the new Spotlight engine now makes it much simpler.]
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10.5: Create even smarter Mail smart folders
Authored by: i5m on Nov 28, '07 01:01:02PM

Can't seem to get this to work with "Any reciptent" field. Which is a tad annoying. Might finally go for Thunderbird and then Correo as soon as that gets smart folders.



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10.5: Create even smarter Mail smart folders
Authored by: i5m on Nov 28, '07 01:02:36PM

Gah, can't spell. Recipient.



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10.5: Create even smarter Mail smart folders
Authored by: lrivers on Nov 30, '07 08:59:33AM

Unfortunately, I still need multiple Smart Mailboxes to get this:
* message is in Inbox for account x, y, or z

AND

* message is unread

OR

* message is flagged



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