[MlMt] Rules not firing - even when manually executed

Robert Goldman rpgoldman at sift.net
Thu Feb 18 09:33:37 EST 2021

On 18 Feb 2021, at 7:14, Robert Wall wrote:

> Just flagging this as solved for me. I went to do updates, and for 
> some reason I was on a beta / pre-release version. Mailmate prompted 
> me to downgrade, I did, and all is well.
> Worth noting.

I checked in response to this and I see

> MailMate 5673 is the latest version available—you have version 5673.

So ... Maybe that's a beta?

Is there anything we should do to identify the issue in the beta so it 
doesn't slip through into production?

> On 16 Feb 2021, at 10:30, Robert Goldman wrote:
>> On 16 Feb 2021, at 8:14, Robert Wall wrote:
>>>> However, if I change it to ...
>>>> 1. edit rules for mailbox 'foo'
>>>> 2. switch to some other mailbox (doesn't matter which one)
>>>> 3. switch back to mailbox 'foo'
>>>> 4. run rules manually
>>>> ... then the rules work as expected.
>>> I just tried this, and no joy unfortunately. I even quit and 
>>> re-launched.
>> I have been having the exact same problem.  Interestingly, the use of 
>> rules in defining smart mailboxes seems to be fine, and at least some 
>> of my old rules are working. I just cannot seem to get a new rule to 
>> work.
>> I have seen anomalies in development of rules, too -- I was trying to 
>> build them using tagging as the action (so I could easily see the 
>> effect of a rule), I would add and then delete conjuncts to a rule 
>> and this change was not idempotent: the rules would stop working with 
>> the new conjunct, but would not start working again when I deleted 
>> it.
>> I have a vague memory of Benny saying there was some way to debug the 
>> rules (by enabling some kind of MM logging to the screen), but I have 
>> forgotten how to do it. 😢 I think I had to toggle some preference 
>> and then start MailMate from the command line...
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