Comments on: Mail Smart Folders http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/275/mail-smart-folders Mac & Technology Writings by Daniel Jalkut Sat, 11 Oct 2014 01:25:38 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/275/mail-smart-folders/comment-page-1#comment-127949 Fri, 06 Jul 2007 02:20:50 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/275/mail-smart-folders#comment-127949 Hope: Major bummer! I hope you at least had a backup somewhere. You should report the bug to Apple in case they can find any sense in the steps that led to the loss.

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By: hope http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/275/mail-smart-folders/comment-page-1#comment-127934 Fri, 06 Jul 2007 01:20:35 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/275/mail-smart-folders#comment-127934 i made two smart folders and after i shut down and restarted all the messages in them are gone….not in trash, nowhere…..completely gone and lost.

this is very very sad….lost a huge amount of important info

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By: umesh http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/275/mail-smart-folders/comment-page-1#comment-74890 Wed, 28 Mar 2007 11:24:12 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/275/mail-smart-folders#comment-74890 I feel that Email clients should have inbuilt feature for having a facility to view list of recently opened or recently read emails. As not all users of email clients can create smart folders and write some agents which could populate the folders as required.
This facility will provide a power to the user of email client to know which emails he had opened or read recently. The email list can be configured or maintained by setting some parameters as per the choice of the user. The parameter can be like size of list to be maintained.
Umesh

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By: Wade http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/275/mail-smart-folders/comment-page-1#comment-55402 Mon, 12 Feb 2007 08:20:48 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/275/mail-smart-folders#comment-55402 Like you, my mailbox gets insanely bloated.

When I get around to cleaning it out, I find smart folders incredibly useful. For example, I’ll setup a smart folder for all messages not from someone in my company. Then it’s easy to sort by “From” and quickly delete trash from people I don’t recognized.

Then I setup a smart folder for people in my company, and just keep adding rules to filter out the stuff I want to keep until I get it down to mainly messages I don’t care about. Then again, a sort of what’s left by “From” makes it easy to scan through and figure out what’s deleteable and what’s not.

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By: delta http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/275/mail-smart-folders/comment-page-1#comment-55214 Mon, 12 Feb 2007 00:06:35 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/275/mail-smart-folders#comment-55214 I don’t like the mail.app It is nice and the smart folders are OK. But compare to a powerhorse like Eudora (ugly interface of course) or Mulberry Mail is not that fit. If you have 10’000 and a lot more messages Eudora handles this very well. Combinded with Devonthink or a database solution Intend from Codefab. If you give Working jobs away Intend is your great time-saver. For only messaging Eudora we’ll do it. If Apple mail stays stable for at least 3 years and doesn’t change a format – than I we’ll re-consider this tool.

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By: Chris http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/275/mail-smart-folders/comment-page-1#comment-54953 Sun, 11 Feb 2007 10:57:32 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/275/mail-smart-folders#comment-54953 Daniel, glad to see you’re embracing Smart Folders. Like you, I only recently started using this feature and now I couldn’t live without it. It’s a great timesaver both in organizing stuff and finding things.

p.s. I still haven’t changed my email address. 8^)

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By: Chris Campbell http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/275/mail-smart-folders/comment-page-1#comment-54887 Sun, 11 Feb 2007 07:45:39 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/275/mail-smart-folders#comment-54887 Mail seems to display my mailboxes in the following order: special mailboxes (Inbox, Drafts, Sent, Trash), Smart Mailboxes, then IMAP mailboxes.

I don’t have any folders within my Inbox — they all appear below the Smart Mailboxes in the mailbox list.

My mail server uses courier-imap, which only allows users to create personal folders as subfolders of INBOX. But in Mail’s Account preferences (on the “Advanced” tab), you can specify the “IMAP Path Prefix” (I set mine to “INBOX”) and then those folders inside INBOX appear as top-level folders instead of subfolders of the Inbox. Would that accomplish the mailbox ordering you’re looking for?

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By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/275/mail-smart-folders/comment-page-1#comment-54635 Sat, 10 Feb 2007 20:09:08 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/275/mail-smart-folders#comment-54635 Helmar: actually that doesn’t work for me, because as I said, I copy ALL incoming messages, including spam, to the archive folder. Once the message gets copied, there are now two distinct messages, one in Spam and one in Archive. So Excluding the “Spam” folder prevents those from showing, but not their replicas in Archive.

The fact that I archive everything including spam is up for debate, but so far I’ve erred on the side of caution.

Drew: Actually I get a noticeable lag when switching to my “Sent” folder. Partly it’s because of the fact that it’s on IMAP, but partly because it’s fairly large, too. Right now there are 2500 messages in it, and that’s only because I periodically copy a bunch out to a “SentArchive” folder to make the damn thing snappier.

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By: Drew Thaler http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/275/mail-smart-folders/comment-page-1#comment-54632 Sat, 10 Feb 2007 20:04:31 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/275/mail-smart-folders#comment-54632 Nifty. One question, though — isn’t “Recently Sent” basically just the same as “Sent” sorted by date? Since most people receive far more email than they send, the size of the Sent folder isn’t usually a problem.

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By: Helmar Steinberg http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/275/mail-smart-folders/comment-page-1#comment-54631 Sat, 10 Feb 2007 20:02:51 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/275/mail-smart-folders#comment-54631 “Recently Received” would work perfectly if you just add a second rule to exclude messages from your spam folder (the one where SpamSieve moves the spam messages to).

Unfortunately I cannot provide you with the exact wording because my Mail is in German language (there it reads “E-Mail ist nicht im Postfach” which should roughly translate to “E-Mail is not in Mailbox”).

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