[MlMt] Alert sending from email address?

Jim Armitage jim.armitage at comcast.net
Sat Oct 31 16:47:39 EDT 2020

Hi Everyone,

I’ve been trying different things for weeks to get this to work with 
no luck. I’ve created a file called messageVerifications.plist in the 
folder /Users/jimarmitage/Library/Application 
Support/MailMate/Resources. Within it I have the following:

verifications = (
title = "You sure about this?!”;
details = "You are not sending this email from your Comcast account.";
conditions = "from.domain = 'yahoo.com'";

So, it is supposed to show me the message allowing me to proceed or not 
if I am trying to send an email from my yahoo account. It never works. 
I’ve messed around with it in so many ways trying different things.

Anyone able to provide any direction on resolving this?

Many thanks!

On 10 Oct 2020, at 9:27, Annamarie Pluhar wrote:

> OMG.. I’m so tickled I’m literally giggling all over the place. 
> That was SO EASY!
> Well sort of. Not being a programmer I misinterpreted the directions a 
> bit so will add this clarification for future readers of this thread.
> The line that will have the from etc still needs to have conditions =
> The condition you are doing - in my case from.. Etc needs to be in 
> quotes.
> I know that this is a natural for the programmers but I had to think 
> about it.
> I’m SO HAPPY - thank you. And yes got a few more conditions I’ll 
> build in to manage the other emails.
> Annamarie Pluhar
> 802-451-1941
> 802-579-5975 (iPhone - not good when I'm at my desk.)
> On 8 Oct 2020, at 10:07, Chaim Kram wrote:
>> Very nice solution, thanks!
>> --
>> Chaim Kram
>> chaimk at umich.edu
>> On 7 Oct 2020, at 19:00, mailmate-request at lists.freron.com wrote:
>>> Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 11:24:22 -0400
>>> From: "Shoshanna Green" <shoshannag at gmail.com>
>>> To: "MailMate Users" <mailmate at lists.freron.com>
>>> Subject: Re: [MlMt] Alert sending from email address?
>>> On 7 Oct 2020, at 10:10, Annamarie Pluhar wrote:
>>>> I would love it if when I’m about to send an email from this 
>>>> gmail
>>>> address I get an alert that says something like “Do you really 
>>>> want
>>>> to use this email?”  With a yes or no I can click.
>>> See "Custom Message Verifications" at
>>> https://manual.mailmate-app.com/hidden_preferences -- it will do 
>>> exactly
>>> what you want! Copy the sample there to get the format the plist 
>>> file
>>> needs to be in; then just replace the "conditions" line in the 
>>> sample
>>> with
>>> from ~ 'YOUR-GMAIL-ADDRESS';
>>> (which means "the From: line contains YOUR-GMAIL-ADDRESS") and set 
>>> the
>>> "title" and "details" lines to display whatever alert you want to be
>>> alerted with.
>>> The easiest way to figure out how to format your conditions, if 
>>> you're
>>> not fluent in whatever syntax plist files use, is to create a smart
>>> folder with the conditions you want and then inspect its definition 
>>> by
>>> quitting MailMate and opening the mailboxes.plist file to see how 
>>> the
>>> smart folder is defined there.
>>> You can check for multiple conditions at a time, and have as many
>>> independent verifications as you want. I have about a dozen, 
>>> ensuring
>>> that I don't send work email from my church-board address, don't 
>>> send
>>> board business messages from anything *but* my church-board address,
>>> don't send personal mail to a work contact, don't fail to BCC myself 
>>> or
>>> use the wrong signature (I have auto-BCC set, but if I change the
>>> sending address after I've begun composing a message the BCC or sig
>>> sometimes fails to change accordingly), don't reply to a mailing 
>>> list
>>> when I mean to reply to an individual poster, etc. etc. -- the 
>>> ability
>>> to set up such verifications was one of the factors that originally 
>>> drew
>>> me to MailMate!
>>> Shoshanna Green
>>> shoshannag at gmail.com
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