[MlMt] Filter(?) Message is moved to trash

Randall Gellens mailmate at randy.pensive.org
Wed Nov 10 18:04:42 EST 2021

On 9 Nov 2021, at 1:47, Fabian Blechschmidt wrote:

> Good morning!
> I have the problem, that a message is moved to Trash. Every time I 
> move it back, it is moved into Trash again.
> I can’t find a rule that explains that (neither on Mailmate nor on 
> on server) and neither on the message, nor on the source or the 
> activity viewer I can find any type of log, why this happens.
> Is there anything which helps me to debug this? I searched through the 
> mailing list, because I was sure I read something about it, but 
> couldn’t find it.

Unfortunately, MailMate doesn't seem to log rule evaluations or actions, 
which would be terrifically helpful.

One thing I've resorted to is opening the file 'Library/Application 
Support/MailMate/Mailboxes.plist' in a text editor and looking for lines 
that have "trash", for example:

					actions = (
						{	mailbox = "trash";
							type = "moveMessage";

This indicates a rule that moves a message to the trash. A line or so 
down there will be a line that contains

					description = "foo";

Whatever is in quotes ("foo" in the example above) is the name of the 
rule. Look for a line with "filter =", this contains the actual rules of 
the filter (but you can more easily understand it by looking in the 
MailMate app at the "Rules" for the mailbox, and finding the rule with 
the same description. To find the mailbox that holds this rule, look for 
the closing ")" of the "rules = (".  It might be after a line such as:


That is, three tab characters, a close parenthesis and a semicolon. 
Following that should be the mailbox UUID (unique identifier), which is 
of the form

			uuid = "imap://myuser@mymailserver/Inbox";

The part at the end is the name of the mailbox ("Inbox" in the example 
above).  The part after "imap://" is the account info for the IMAP mail 

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