Currently Being ModeratedJun 17, 2011 4:46 AM (in response to bizi1234)
Hi Guys, does anyone have a clue of how to fix this?
Does guys from Apple read these discussion boards?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 17, 2011 5:00 AM (in response to bizi1234)
Rules only apply on the device they are set on in Mac Mail when new messages are downloaded from the server. If they are already shown as downloaded and read on the server, then the rules won't apply since it's IMAP. You can select all the messages in the inbox of the Mac and apply the rules manually, and they will then perform the functions set.
If you download them on another device first, then you will have to have the same rules set and the folders you move them to will have to be synced with IMAP so you will see them on all devices and not a local folder on that device.
If you're storing the messages in the IMAP folders and not locally on the computer, then you may be able to set rules at the IMAP Account site where they will be moved to folders you select.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 17, 2011 5:40 AM (in response to Glenn Leblanc)
Many thanks for this. Unfortunately i dont have this facility on the server as we are using a simple opensource mail delivery and storage service, so the rules would have to be set up on the computer.
I was using Outlook 2011 and prior that was using Entourage 2008 and both worked well with the IMAP rules. Nothing was ommitted and everything READ or UNREAD was imported and the rules applied. It's only in Apple Mail that these rules dont seem to work.
Is there no other work around? No Apple Mail Add-Ins? I see quite a number of people complaining about the same problem and i'm surprise that Apple has not found a solution for this.
Anyway, thank you soo much for your reply. Much appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 17, 2011 5:54 AM (in response to bizi1234)
I don't have an iPhone, so I'm not sure what you can set in it. If you could set it to leave the message on the server as unread, then it should show as unread on your Mac when you open Mail.
You can manually select all messages in the Inbox, right click, and Apply Rules. It will move them.
Or, you could just simply use the rules in Mail to move the messages if they don't need to be moved imediately.
Example: If message received is more than one day old, move to ***. It will move the messages after 24 hours.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2011 8:29 AM (in response to bizi1234)
I found a workaround when using gmail. Set up a filter in gmail that marks all incoming messages with a star. The star-marking is then synced and shown as a flag i Apple mail. A rule can be set up to act on all messages with a flag (which then refers to all incoming messages).
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2011 7:35 PM (in response to bizi1234)
Per the IMAP standards, if a message is read on any device, it will be marked on the server as having been read.
Apple Mail applies rules only to unread mail, as I understand it. Hence, when a message was already read using a different device, Mail will not apply rules to that message.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2012 10:58 AM (in response to bizi1234)
I'm having this problem too, did you find any solution?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2012 1:48 PM (in response to luisx1504)
I'm having mail rule problems. I made a folder called iPad. Then I made a rule that is suppose to move all messages from the yahoo iPad group that come to me into the iPad folder. It doesn't pick up all the messages. I get some of the messages moved into the folder but when I go into my main inbox, there are still some iPad group messages in there that I haven't seen because they weren't moved. I set the folders and rules up on my MBA. I read most of my mail on my iPad Mini. Also, I did a sync of my iPad mini and the folder I made on my MBA is not showing up on my iPad mini. I've made the folder and rule under my me.com email address.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 11:07 PM (in response to bizi1234)
Yes, there appear to be bugs.......
I have gmail, and apple mail on 10.8.
Apple mail has rules to put mail into certain folder in the gmail account it is connected to. This works fine.
But on my iPad the unread badges are wrong in Apple's iPad mail -- they don't show up. The badges display correctly in iPad Gmail app and on the MabBook 10.8.