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  • 15. Re: How do I get Rules to work in Mail under Mavericks?
    Fred Nelson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem. All of my rules are ignored for incoming mail, even if I create a new rule. Instead, all incoming mail goes into a folder under "Junk" named "On My Mac". Mail that I have identified as junk is put into the appropriate folder under "Junk" and if I invoke "Erase Junk Mail" all of the junk mail is deleted along with all of new incoming mail put into "On My Mac" folder. I can go through the incoming mail in the "On My Mac" folder and manually file the mail before invokeing "Erase Junk Mail", but I spent years refining my rules so that I would not have to spend about an hour a day manually doing what previous versions of the OS would do automatically.

     

    I read through the discussions of this issue and it seems that the only solution will have to come from Apple. Does anyone know when Apple will fix this bug????

  • 16. Re: How do I get Rules to work in Mail under Mavericks?
    Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (16,210 points)

    Send Apple feedback. They won't answer, but at least will know there is a problem. If enough people send feedback, it may get the problem solved sooner.


    Feedback

     

    Apple has released a beta 9.1 evidently.

     

    10.9.1 beta released

  • 17. Re: How do I get Rules to work in Mail under Mavericks?
    Michael Battenfield Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)

    Ummm.... question - I'm trying to send feedback - but that feedback page - does not list Mail anywhere in the list of applications to give feedback on...

  • 18. Re: How do I get Rules to work in Mail under Mavericks?
    Michael Battenfield Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)

    I too see the rules SOMETIMES applied, sometimes now.  There is no rhyme or reason that I can discern.  I open Mail, it checks for new mail.  Every once in a while, some of the rules will work and the mail is sorted appropriately (or at least partially).  At other times, it totally ignores the rules.

     

    If I select all mail, then "apply rules", it usually (about 90% of the time) will then appopriately file the emails in the correct folders.  But even then - the other 10% of the time, it "misses" several or all of the messages it should have moved.  A second "apply rules" usually gets it all sorted.

     

    Big dropping of the ball, Apple.

  • 19. Re: How do I get Rules to work in Mail under Mavericks?
    jeannette from north truro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Michael, I wish that would work for me! I too have tried to select the inbox and "apply rules" ... nothing. If I select an individual email and "apply rules," then it also does not work.

     

    It's very frustrating. I have sent Apple feedback.

     

    Jeannette

  • 20. Re: How do I get Rules to work in Mail under Mavericks?
    JRH1234 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Rules and some preferences simply fail to operate with Mavericks.   Mail inbox keeps reorganising 'oldest mail at the top', when you've repeatedly organised 'newest at the top'  and Rules do not function with Mavericks.  I have a rule that I set up in ML that once emails get to 180 days old, they move into an Archive Mail folder (on my Mac) however now using Mavericks - the rule does not function and my received mail is now up to 220 days old.  I have tried the usual fixes - quitting, restarting, resetting etc.,  but none seem to work.  JRH  Buckinghamshire UK

  • 21. Re: How do I get Rules to work in Mail under Mavericks?
    stevefromburke Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is rich.  I posted a nasty flaming email about Mail rules not working.  In the process I had to reset my password.  Mavericks Mail sent the rest message to the SPAM maibox.  Iam afraid Apple is getting ahead of itself with Mavericks.

     

    I know this isn't the right place to ask, but am I the only one who has to click several times on the red traffic signal to get the window to close?  I have to click something else, then come back to the red stoplight.  Did someone drop an interrupt somewhere?  Mavericks is beginning to act like Windows.  Not good, folks.

  • 22. Re: How do I get Rules to work in Mail under Mavericks?
    desfromwellington Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have similar problems:

    If I create a new rule and a new folder to move messages to that folder and then Apply the Rule (or all the Rules) the messages are "copied" not "moved". So they remain in my Inbox as well as the new folder.

     

    Also some old Move rules do not seem to work consistently every day.

     

    I hope Apple fixes this very soon. My Inbox is filling up fast. I don't want to do this manually!

  • 23. Re: How do I get Rules to work in Mail under Mavericks?
    drming Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This isn't new with Mavericks. It has been occurring since OSX 10.8. Ever since I upgraded to 10.8 my mail rules don't work. I have researched this up and down and nobody has an answer, including Apple. So if you are hoping Apple will fix this soon, don't hold your breath—they have done mothing about it for over 2 years. I had to purchase Mail Act On to get functionality back. Apple mail in general is woefully anemic and needs to be completely re-thought. For example, why don't my mail rules automatically transfer to iCloud? Everything else does? However, since mail rules don't work, I guess it isn't a big deal.

     

    Rather Disappointment:/

  • 24. Re: How do I get Rules to work in Mail under Mavericks?
    DCIFRTHS Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    drming wrote:

     

    This isn't new with Mavericks. It has been occurring since OSX 10.8. Ever since I upgraded to 10.8 my mail rules don't work. I have researched this up and down and nobody has an answer, including Apple. So if you are hoping Apple will fix this soon, don't hold your breath—they have done mothing about it for over 2 years. I had to purchase Mail Act On to get functionality back. Apple mail in general is woefully anemic and needs to be completely re-thought. For example, why don't my mail rules automatically transfer to iCloud? Everything else does? However, since mail rules don't work, I guess it isn't a big deal.

     

    Rather Disappointment:/

     

    All of my rules worked fine before I upgraded to Mavericks.

  • 25. Re: How do I get Rules to work in Mail under Mavericks?
    desfromwellington Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Do Apple monitor these discussions?

    I suggest everyone in this discussion logs a support call with Apple to highlight the issue to the Apple support people and maybe it will get fixed sooner?

  • 26. Re: How do I get Rules to work in Mail under Mavericks?
    Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (16,210 points)

    Apple doesn’t routinely monitor the discussions.

     

    Send Apple feedback. They won't answer, but at least will know there is a problem. If enough people send feedback, it may get the problem solved sooner.

     

    Feedback

  • 27. Re: How do I get Rules to work in Mail under Mavericks?
    desfromwellington Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks

    Done

  • 28. Re: How do I get Rules to work in Mail under Mavericks?
    gsmetz Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I think I've found at least a partial solution to the Mail - Rules Don't Work problem:

     

    In "Mail" go to the menu Mailbox and click on Rebuild.

    If you have a lot of stuff, this will take several minutes to finish.

    I also reviewed all my rules and made a few minor changes.

     

    Mixed results:  I found that running "Apply Rules" didn't work on email already received; but new mail did.  I don't quite understand that, but I call it a partial success.

  • 29. Re: How do I get Rules to work in Mail under Mavericks?
    Ronny Bangsund Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    This has been a problem for me on and off longer than Mavericks. I think it slowly started in Lion. Since I'm a developer I reported it via bugreport.apple.com as Radar #15963837.

     

    I see filters working occasionally, working once, working only on new mail, copying instead of moving. It's a mess.