5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 4, 2014 8:11 AM by Eric Root
stephen252 Level 1 Level 1

I know this sounds a bit silly, but how do I save messages to my smart mailboxes (an idiots guide would be helpfull)


Thank you in advance

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Colin Lahana Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Stephen


    You can't actually save messages in a Smart Mailbox.


    Think of a Smart Mailbox as a view (or a filter) of all of your emails, ie your Sent, Inbox, Drafts, Trash, Junk etc.


    When you create a Smart Mailbox you set up the filters or criteria that you want to use to screen all of your mail and the emails meeting those criteria "show up" in the Smart Mailbox.


    as an example I have set one up with your name




    the parameters set would show all the email that either come from "stephen@gmail.com" or have the phrase "Smart Mailboxes" in the Subject line.

    You can add as many "rules" as you like using the + sign (or remove them ising the - sign) so the filters can be very specific.

    Remember the drop down on the second line "Any" or "All" if you set "All" the email would have to have to match all of the parameters.

    The example above would show all emails from stephen@gmail.com as well as any emails (from anyone) with the phrase "Smart Mailboxes" in the Subject line. If you chose "All" it would only show the emails from stephen@gmail.com with "Smart Mailboxes" in the Subject line.


    Hope that helps

  • Jill Delaney Level 1 Level 1

    Help with Smart Mailbox.   I am trying to set up a smart mailbox but obviously I'm doing something wrong with the parameters.


    I am choosing "Any"


    then    "Any recipient"  (????)

    then    "contains"

    then    "Adolescent Conference"


    I am trying to filter any email that comes to me (or that I sent) regarding an Adolescent Conference that I am coordinating.  However, nothing shows up in the Smart Mailbox - which I have named "Adolescent Conference"

    Can you tell me what I am doing wrong.  Many thanks for any help.


    Jill Delaney

  • Eric Root Level 9 Level 9
    Mac OS X

    then    "Any recipient"  (????)


    Try subject.

  • Jill Delaney Level 1 Level 1

    Brilliant!  OMG.  Thank you.  I'm all set now. 


  • Eric Root Level 9 Level 9
    Mac OS X

    You are welcome.