[MlMt] Smart Mailbox - include submailbox

Charlie Clark charlie at begeistert.org
Fri Oct 16 03:59:16 EDT 2020

On 16 Oct 2020, at 9:38, Martin S Taylor wrote:

> On 16 Oct 2020, at 0:27, Robert Brenstein wrote:
> I have never tried putting regular IMAP mailboxes into a smart 
> mailbox. It seems counter-intuitive to me.
> I don't see why. Suppose I have a IMAP mailbox called TopLevel, which 
> contains SecondLevel1, SecondLevel2, and SecondLevel3, and 
> SecondLevel1 contains ThirdLevel1 and ThirdLevel2. How can I set up a 
> smart mailbox which contains only, say, the emails which are inside 
> SecondLevel3 or ThirdLevel2? Or for that matter, how can I set up a 
> smart mailbox which contains all the emails in TopLevel and its nested 
> sub-mailboxes?
> I believe that the key is that no source mailboxes are selected and no 
> conditions are set for the mailbox with that checkbox set.
> Sorry, I don't understand this. Could you clarify?

Some of the terms used in MailMate can be confusing: Mailbox can be both 
a folder and an account.

One of the less well documented features are "dumb" folders: these are 
simply used as containers for smart mailboxes. For example: I have one 
called "Contacts" that contains various smart mailboxes for various 
people. But the same could be true for a company or a project. Sometimes 
you might want to be able to see all the e-mail contained in the 
sub-folders at the top-level and that is where the switch is useful.


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