3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 21, 2012 7:33 PM by Scott Rose
Scott Rose Level 3 Level 3 (895 points)

Hi there,


All of my email accounts are IMAP accounts.


It seems like Mail won't automatically apply rules to new messages that appear in the inbox, if those messages were previously read on another device. It seems like Mail will only apply inbox rules to a new message if it comes in as "unread".


For example, if I was reading some email messages in my iPhone's inbox, and then I come home and turn on my Mac and launch Mail, all of those messages show up for the VERY FIRST TIME in Mail's inbox. But none of the rules are applied to those messages, because I've previously read them somewhere else.


This seems to be either a bug in Mail, or a poor design choice in Mail.


Is there any way to FORCE Mail to apply rules to all incoming messages that appear in the inbox, regardless of whether or not they were previously read on another device?




MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.4), 8 GB RAM, 750 GB HD