[MlMt] Rules sometimes don't move messages
mailmate at randy.pensive.org
Tue Mar 23 16:49:16 EDT 2021
On 23 Mar 2021, at 9:36, Robert Goldman wrote:
> On 23 Mar 2021, at 11:13, Randall Gellens wrote:
>> I'm running Mailmate version 1.13.2 (5673), which I think is the
>> latest release version. One of my rules adds a tag and moves the
>> message to a different IMAP folder. Lately, I've noticed that it
>> unpredictably and randomly but repeatedly fails to perform the move.
>> It does apply the tag, so I know it activated. I don't see any
>> errors in the Activity Viewer, but the errors might have been hours
>> ago. I checked /tmp/mailmate_logs, but the only file there is
>> mailmate_parser_problems.log which reports some non-compliant message
> I'm also having real problems with rules lately. I absolutely have
> not been able to add rules that work, although most of my old rules
> seem to work. I'd be *very, very* grateful if someone could post a
> HOWTO about rule debugging.
> My previous approach was to make rules that would set flags, so that I
> could interactively tell if they were working, but now I have been
> having problems where rules will stop working when I add a conjunct,
> and not restore operation when I remove it.
You could try creating a new rule, as a test.
> Are there files that we can examine to get a sense of what might be
> going wrong?
Not that I am aware of. One trick you can do is use Edit -> Find ->
Mailbox Search to manually create the exact conditions that are in the
rule, and see if the search finds the messages you expect.
> Am I right in thinking that the `Mailboxes.plist` file in
> `~/Library/Application Support/MailMate/` is where all the rules are
Yes, that's where they are. If you create a new rule and that works,
you can look at both in the plist file and see if you can find any
> Is there some logging we could turn on to see when rules succeed at
> matching or fail?
Not that I am aware of.
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