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486 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 25, 2005 3:24 PM by Matthias Rempe
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2005 3:15 PM (in response to Allan Sampson)I use Mail.app with an exchange server and there is a collection of "public" folders which I never read. Currently there are over 22,000 (not kidding!) unread emails in that folder. Because I cannot filter out this collection of mailboxes (not a single folder, but everything within "Public") it makes it impossible to use a Smart Mailboxes for collecting new messages productively in this enironment.
I wish there was a guide on how-to modify and/or tap the power of these smart folders.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2005 4:55 PM (in response to Vishal Goklani)Vishal,
you could set up a group in address book and exclude Chris from that group.
Now create a smart mailbox with condition "Sender is member of group" set to your group in address book. Add additional conditions as you like.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2005 5:09 PM (in response to Axelfoo)Axelfoo,
I don't have access to an exchange server. Thus I don't know if this really works:
Create a smart mailbox with condition "E-Mail not in mailbox". Choose your exchange public folder from the appearing list.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2005 7:47 PM (in response to Matthias Rempe)Hi Mathhias,
Life is more complicated than that! I have my smartbox set to show either messages that have arrived in the last 7 days, or messages that are flagged (messages that I don't want to disappear from my inbox)...So I have two conditions, which operate under the OR statement, and I need one more which has to be part of an AND statement.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2005 1:44 PM (in response to Vishal Goklani)Vishal,
then you need two smart mailboxes (SBs).
The first one collects all messages with your conditions (arrived in the last 7 days or flagged).
The second SB has two conditions:
1. "E-Mail in mailbox" "your1st_smartmb" and
2. "Sender is member of group" "your_group" (group without Chris).
Maybe it's a good idea to create a folder for smart mailboxes and put these two SBs into that folder.
PS: I translated the conditions from German. The appropriate condition in your Mail.app might be called different.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2005 3:24 PM (in response to Jeffrey Jones2)Jeffrey,
in a smart mailbox you can only define that it contains e-mails meeting either "one" or "all" criterions.
So, Vishal set up a smart mailbox that contains all e-mail meeting one of the criterions "arrived in the last 7 days" or "flagged".
If he now adds "From does not contain Chris", he gets all mails not from Chris. These are however not necessarily those arrived in the past 7 days or those flagged.