[MlMt] Boolean Search

Martin S Taylor mailmate at martinstaylor.com
Fri Oct 30 08:55:13 EDT 2020

On 29 Oct 2020, at 19:24, Randall Meadows wrote:

> On 29 Oct 2020, at 12:28, Martin S Taylor wrote:
>> I'm trying to set up a mailbox which just contains emails to and from 
>> members of my family, all of whom, amazingly, have the same surname 
>> as me - Taylor.
>> So I'd like to have a smart mailbox which includes all messages which 
>> have at least one Address fulfilling the following constraint: it 
>> contains "Taylor", but it doesn't contain "Martin". How do I do this?
> I think this will do it; in the Smart Mailbox editor:
> Mailboxes:
> √ Include messages in any submailboxes of this mailbox
>   Select the root mailbox from the dropdown menu (e.g., the INBOX of 
> your account)
> Conditions:
> • Click the + to add a condition
> • Option-click the same (now) top + button to add another compound 
> condition; then (regular) click the second + button to add another 
> regular condition within the compound condition you just added.  Make 
> them look like this:
> √ ALL of the following are true
>    √ ALL of the following are true
>       √ [Recipient (To, CC, Bcc)] [contains] "Taylor"
>       √ [From > Name] [contains] "Taylor"
>    √ [From > Name] [does not contain] "Martin"
> This will gather all messages that were SENT FROM or RECEIVED BY a 
> "Taylor" who's not you.

Sadly, it doesn't: it gathers all messages that were SENT FROM *and* 
RECEIVED BY a "Taylor" who's not me, so it misses any emails which are 
sent from a third party to all members of my family.

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