3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 9, 2009 2:48 PM by V.K.
xurizaemon Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
I wonder if this is a technical limitation in OSX Mail, or simply that Apple can't find a good way to present the UI.

Here are some rules I can create in OSX Mail for filtering or for smart mailboxes:

ALL rule: Find mails which are **in the last 31 days** AND **from user@example.com**

ANY rule: Find mails in the last month **from user@example.com** OR **from user@example.net**

Here's the rule I'd like to create, but can't:

COMPLEX rule: Find mails which are **in the last 31 days** AND ( **from user@example.net** OR **from user@example.org** )

The third rule there combines both ALL and ANY rules. I have yet to see a mail application which supports this form of query in smart mailboxes, yet it seems like a perfectly normal use case (eg, find emails from team members A, B, or C, and which also have quality X).

Smart mailboxes would be much more helpful if they were that little bit smarter.

MBP*2, eMac, iPhone etc, Mac OS X (10.6.2)