[MlMt] Apply rule to sent messages?

Andrew Buc abuc at andrewbuc.com
Wed Mar 31 20:52:36 EDT 2021

On 27 Mar 2021, at 8:42, Robert Brenstein wrote:

> I think that a smart mailbox is actually simpler to handle and more 
> reliable besides being more aligned with IMAP. The smart mailbox can 
> check incoming and outgoing mailboxes for mails that have any 
> recipient or sender be the specified email address (or more). 
> Basically, the exact conditions, Andrew, that you set up for your rule 
> except that applied for a smart mailbox with INBOX and SENT as source 
> mailboxes. No need to actually move physical messages.

I’m evolving a hybrid approach: dedicated folders for various friends 
and listservs, with filtering on the FastMail server, as well as smart 
mailboxes in MM. My rationale is as follows: Moving emails into 
dedicated folders takes them out of the main inbox. If I didn’t do 
this, then the inbox would consist of literally all my incoming mail, 
both in MM and when accessing the server through a web browser. As it 
stands now, I can find email from a given friend in their dedicated 
folder, and I can find email to them in the smart folder.

I should mention that I was really a bit behind the curve in creating 
folders and rules in Mail, and I’m starting over in MM. For example, I 
get a lot of solicitations for contributions to various initiatives and 
political campaigns, and I have a dedicated Politics folder for them. 
Since there’s always another person running for office, the list of 
rules gets ever longer. In Mail I reached a point where I couldn’t add 
any more conditions to the Politics rule, and I created a Politics2 

Similarly, I have a folder for incoming advertising pitches. A while 
back I bought a North Face parka online, which entailed creating an 
account with North Face, and now I get a lot of email from them 
advertising other items. This was on top of companies that were already 
emailing me.

Different strokes for different folks.

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