[MlMt] Rules not firing - even when manually executed
rpgoldman at sift.net
Thu Feb 18 09:57:29 EST 2021
On 18 Feb 2021, at 8:33, Robert Goldman wrote:
> 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
> 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?
Hmmm.... That doesn't look like the latest version. Wonder what's going
wrong for me in software update? Anyone have any suggestions?
>> 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
>>> 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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