Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2011 7:45 PM (in response to dunderhead)If I understand your question, what you can do is go to the "Composing" tab in Mail preferences and select "Automatically Cc: (or Bcc:) myself. Then every message that you send will send itself back to you and you can set up a rule to place that copy in a separate folder of your choice when it arrives.
As for the rules not working, what are you experiencing? I have computers running both OS 10.5 and 10.6 and the rules seem to be working just fine on both of them.
MikeiMac 24 inch (Early 2009), MacBook (13 inch), iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iMac is running Leopard OS, MacBook is running OS 10.6.6
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2011 10:44 PM (in response to Mike Strohmeyer)Thanks Mike - I find the bcc option kind of inelegant and overly elaborate for what should be fairly simple, but in the absence of anything else I guess it's worth a try. On the "rules don't work" front what I meant was that there is no apparent option to apply rules to mailboxes: this issue would be solved if I could say "if mailbox is sent/imap, copy message to sent/on my mac" but the available conditions in rules don't include mailboxes. You know of anything I can do about that? I'd love it if I could get this worked out without having to create 2 copies of every sent message just to save one...MB Pro, iMac, Powerbook G4, Mac OS X (10.5.2), iPhone, iPods, Airport Extreme, Multiple Airport Express
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2011 4:48 PM (in response to dunderhead)Sorry for the delay. As far as I know the rules are applied only to incoming, previously unread messages. It's possible that an Applescript script could do what you'd like, but I have so little ability in Applescript that I'm probably considered dangerous. However, there is a forum here that's dedicated to Applescript and people always seem to be asking someone to write all or part of a script for a wide variety of events. You might try over there. Good luck.iMac 24 inch (Early 2009), MacBook (13 inch), iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iMac is running Leopard OS, MacBook is running OS 10.6.6
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2011 5:39 PM (in response to Mike Strohmeyer)No problem, and thanks for the scripting tip!
JKMB Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhone, iPods, iPad, Airport Extreme, Multiple Airport Express
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2011 9:28 AM (in response to dunderhead)
I am looking to do exactly what you posted about back in January.
Did you ever find a solution?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2011 1:27 PM (in response to quillson)
At the risk of being cast out as an apostate, I got MSFT Office 2011 and am using Outlook. It's great & does this easily and automatically using rules (copy message in xxxx IMAP box to xxxx On My Computer). Also, previous issues in Entourage with syncing (especially causing mass duplicates) seem to have been resolved. Entourage sucked, but Outlook works fine.