[MlMt] Also awesome: counters

Zvi Biener zvistrash at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 17:17:31 EST 2017

Hi Mailmates,

Since some of you have been sharing neat tidbits, I thought I'd share 
one of my favorites: customizable counters.

Each mailbox can have a "Displayed Count" next to it, showing by 
default: All, Unread, Flagged, Unreplied, and Recent. However, the 
counters can be configured with pretty much anything. For example, I 
have a counter called "Outgoing" which lists messages that are about to 
be sent (I use time delay, so this shows me what messages are waiting to 
be sent). I use it on the "Drafts" mailbox. This is a small thing, but 
neat and quite useful for those using delay, without needing an 
independent smart mailbox.

As far as I can tell, you can take a set of conditions from any smart 
mailbox and create a counter. Open Mailboxes.plist and copy out the 
"filter" associated with the smart mailbox. Create countMenu.plist in 
~/Library/Application Support/Mailmate/Resources, following this format 

	counts = (
		{ key = "outgoing"; title = "Outgoing"; filter = "#relay exists"; },

Insert your own filter after "filter = " and there you go. Off the top 
of my head, the 'trick' can be used to show some important subset of the 
Inbox, messages with important keywords, etc.

Thanks for a great app, Benny.


On 10 Jan 2017, at 11:30, Robert Brenstein wrote:

> I just discovered that MailMate has a function equivalent to the mail 
> concatenation feature of Eudora. I am in 7th heaven, and I thought to 
> share this discovery! I saw the setting for this in the preferences 
> quite a while ago but only now clicked what it really means. For those 
> wondering what I am talking about:
> If I double-click a message in MailMate, it opens that message in a 
> new window. Nothing special here.
> If I double-click a message holding the shift key, MailMate sets a 
> filter that shows all messages with the same subject or whatever 
> column I was clicking. This is pretty much the same what option-click 
> did in Eudora. MM refers to this functionality as searching for 
> related messages.
> Tip: select the message before you double-click it, so MM does not use 
> the first click to select multiple messages.
> Robert
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