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What is it with Mail?
Authored by: designbot on Jul 29, '05 12:56:25PM

Yay! Another roundabout AppleScript hint for a simple Mail feature!

Why not make a rule whose criterion is "Date Received is more than 160 days old"? Oh, right, that would be obvious and simple.



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What is it with Mail?
Authored by: rossr on Jul 30, '05 02:28:26AM

Such sarcasm! ;)



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What is it with Mail?
Authored by: voegelas on Jul 30, '05 03:34:07AM

I do also use an AppleScript to delete old messages since I couldn't figure out how to apply a rule to a certain set of mailboxes only. I'd like to use different expiration times for different mailboxes. How can you do this with rules?



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What is it with Mail?
Authored by: fresler on Jul 31, '05 08:31:46AM

I, too, tried to figure a way to do this with rules before writing the script. I tried the rule you suggested and nothing happened. So, if you know a way to make this work on all mailboxes in all accounts like my script, please pass it along. It may be something simple I'm missing in setting up rules, but I can't figure it out.



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What is it with Mail?
Authored by: walueg on Aug 03, '05 04:52:36PM

Mail rules do NOT move actual mail files. It merely makes pointers to the real ones that lie on the server(s). You need a script like this to make it work.

Thanks! I needed this!



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