[MlMt] Rules "older than" question?

Robert Wall rswall at rswall.com
Thu Feb 18 09:03:00 EST 2021

So in /Users/robertwall/Library/Application 
Support/MailMate/Mailboxes.plist, I would find my rule, and change the 
line in my rule (this is Mailmate's "message is received last week" 
default rule) that says:

   filter = "(#date-received >[f] 2 weeks ago and #date-received <[f] 1 
weeks ago)";

to something more like

   filter = "(#date-received <[f] 7 days ago)";


It feels like those > and < symbols are backwards. > 2 weeks ago and < 1 
weeks ago doesn't feel like it should match anything - can anybody help 
me wrap my head around that syntax? :D Or is "filter" describing the 
messages to *keep*?

Happy to write rules manually if necessary, as long as I have some 
confidence I'm doing it correctly!

On 18 Feb 2021, at 7:24, Charlie Clark wrote:

> On 18 Feb 2021, at 14:18, Robert Wall wrote:
>> Working on a few rules. I see that I can do "received", and I can use 
>> descriptors like "last week", "last month", etc. What I *want* is 
>> something like "anything older than x days". I realize that if I do 
>> it manually once, in the future it should stay caught up as the mail 
>> checks automatically - but I have a bunch of old messages it would be 
>> nice to be able to sweep up programatically.
>> Is there a way to do this that I'm just not seeing?
> I seem to remember that not all options are available in the new views 
> so you might have edit the rules plist manually.
> Charlie
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