[MlMt] Custom message verifications with messageVerifications.plist not working

Martin Guddat martin.guddat at gmx.de
Tue May 4 07:50:06 EDT 2021

Hi Shoshanna,

the closing bracket is there, it just did not make it into my mail, sorry.

So that's not the issue. But I found it. For future reference and others I will document the issue:

It was a typographic double quote:  title = "You sure about this?!**” <--

Checking the file via `plutil` I got the error message:

`Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary on line 5.`

Which is the details line `details = "You are sending this email with the title Verifications.";` But I did not get what's wrong over there until I looked up a little. After replacing by a real double quote it works!

Thanks for looking and comparing!

Kind regards


On 2 May 2021, at 23:20, Shoshanna Green wrote:

> Hi, Martin,
> As shown here, your messageVerifications.plist file is missing its final closing } curly bracket. Is that the problem?
> On 2 May 2021, at 3:51, Martin Guddat wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I am looking for help on setting up custom message verifications. I do not get them to work.
>> I have added the following file:
>>>  cat ~/Library/Application\ Support/MailMate/Resources/messageVerifications.plist
>> {
>>    verifications = (
>>       {
>>        title = "You sure about this?!”;
>>        details = "You are sending this email with the title Verifications.";
>>        conditions = "subject = 'Verifications'";
>>       }
>>     );
>> After I restart MailMate I had the expectation that before sending  a mail with the subject "Verifications" I get some kind of message box. Although on my system nothing happens at all.
>> A smart mailbox using the same Filter works as expected and shows the mails I sent for testing. I tried to start MailMate with the debug switches I know from the command line but I do not get any hint on the messageVerification at all.
>> Do you have any advice, what I am doing wrong? Do I have to switch something else? I there a chance to see what fails?
>> I have a specific warning planned but wanted to do an easy one first but I already fail there.
>> Thanks for your help.
>> Martin
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