[MlMt] Moving a message to a folder based on what account contains it

Barton Lipman blipman at bu.edu
Sun Aug 5 15:58:15 EDT 2018

I believe you can rename the SaneBox folders as you wish.  That might be 
enough to solve your problem, though it would require you to notice 
which account you’re dealing with.

On 5 Aug 2018, at 15:33, Thomas Eckhold wrote:

> Don’t know if it is possible to achieve what you want directly 
> through a single keybinding but you could setup a folder with 
> respective rules. Then use a keybinding to move a message to that 
> folder and the rules of the folder move the message depending on the 
> source account to the desired folder of that account.
> Regards
> Thomas
> Von meinem iPhone gesendet
>> Am 05.08.2018 um 20:29 schrieb Joshua Fishburn 
>> <josh at joshfishburn.com>:
>> Short Version: Is there a way to create a universal key binding to 
>> move a message to a different folder depending on the account that 
>> the message is in?
>> Long Version and background:
>> I use Sanebox and have several “snooze” folders. I also have two 
>> mail accounts connected, and annoyingly Sanebox automatically appends 
>> different symbols to these snooze folders for each account. For 
>> example, one account’s tomorrow snooze folder is named 
>> “@SaneTomorrow”, while the other account’s is named 
>> “+SaneTomorrow”. I would like to be able to set a universal 
>> keybinding to move a message into the current account’s 
>> SaneTomorrow folder.
>> I use Mail Act-On with Mail.app to do this now, and it handles the 
>> situation by allowing me to duplicate the keybinding, and then I just 
>> have to be careful to put the correct logic (e.g. “if the account 
>> is #1, file message in @SaneTomorrow; otherwise file it in 
>> +SaneTomorrow”). From the mailing list, I saw one conversation that 
>> led me to wonder if a technique would work to achieve this, in 
>> combination with the ability to set custom keybindings for folders 
>> “within the account the message is currently located”.
>> This conversation describes how multiple commands can be assigned to 
>> a single keybinding. Could I assign multiple moveToMailbox commands 
>> to a single keybinding and assume that if the first command failed, 
>> MailMate would just move on to process the next? And similarly, if 
>> the first command succeeded, the second command would fail?
>> I tried this, but it didn’t do what I expected:
>> ”^1” = (“moveToMailbox:”, “/@SaneTomorrow”, 
>> “moveToMailbox:”, “/+SaneTomorrow”);
>> Instead of failing, MailMate actually creates the @SaneTomorrow 
>> folder in account #2 when I try to move a message that isn’t in 
>> account #1 with this command. So I’m left wondering if there’s a 
>> way to implement the “if account 1” login in the keybinding 
>> itself, or if there’s another mechanism by which to achieve this.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Josh
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