Currently Being ModeratedJun 7, 2011 8:27 AM (in response to Legacy)
You use the Rules pane in Preferences, but it is easy to build a rule based on a selected message. Any filter criteria you select are pre-filled with info from the selected message.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 7, 2011 8:45 AM (in response to Jeffrey Jones2)
Thanks for your input - I understand how to use rules via preferences, but wondered if anybody had a shortcut within the Inbox window to create rules via a right-click command equivalent on a selected message, thus saving the time of having to go into Prefs/Rules, locate a folder, or create a new folder.
Anybody's further thoughts on this would be most welcome, even if it's a 'no - there is no other way of doing it outside of preferences'.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2011 2:36 PM (in response to Legacy)
This thread is a bit stale, but I have the same issue - is there some sort of shortcut to create a rule that avoids the need to go into preferences?
In Outlook you did it by right clicking on the email for which a rule was desired. Nice feature.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2013 7:16 AM (in response to Legacy)
Hello all - still wondering if anybody has an answer to this question posed a while back. I'm guessing it must be an issue for many Mail users.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2013 7:31 AM (in response to Legacy)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2013 7:59 AM (in response to andyBall_uk)
Thanks for your helpful suggestion andyBall_uk.
I've had a quick look at the second link you included (
http://www.andreasamann.com/MacOSX/Mail_Scripts)but the developer seems to have stopped updated the scripts since Mountain Lion, so I probably won't tangle with one of those as I use 10.8.3.
However I'm going to trial MailActOn and see how I get on. I'll update once I have had a play.
Thanks again - always grateful for constructive replies.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2013 9:41 AM (in response to andyBall_uk)
I've had a play with MailActOn which is great little application which I have now bought and I have found very useful for creating and applying rules while on the fly.
Thanks again for the suggestion
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2013 11:03 AM (in response to Legacy)
good - thanks for the feedback