[MlMt] smart mailbox

Raza Rizvi raz at raz.org
Thu Sep 23 11:58:32 EDT 2021

On 23 Sep 2021, at 16:47, Bill Cole wrote:

> On 2021-09-23 at 10:31:58 UTC-0400 (Thu, 23 Sep 2021 16:31:58 +0200)
> aisrael <mailmate at lists.freron.com>
> is rumored to have said:
>> Regarding smart mailboxes, my understanding has always been that it 
>> is impossible to maintain them between 2 computers (running 
>> Mailmate).  Does any workaround exist?
> It is theoretically possible to keep 2 MailMate instances' mailboxes 
> in synch by synchronizing ~/Library/Application 
> Support/MailMate/Mailboxes.plist between the 2 Macs. Unfortunately, to 
> do this *safely* you must only do the sync when both instances are not 
> running, because that's the only way you can be sure that the file is 
> current and self-consistent and that MM will load a newly-synched 
> file. It also contains definitions for all of the subscribed "source" 
> mailboxes and all the rules associated with all mailboxes, so you 
> can't easily only synch a subset like 'smart mailboxes.' This also 
> implies the same collection of source accounts on both machines, so it 
> is prudent to also sync the Sources.plist file whenever you sync 
> Mailboxes.plist.
> So, in practice it is not something that is simply automated to get 
> 'live' synchronization.

But if you are looking at the same IMAP sources, why not just recreate 
the smart mailbox on the 2nd and subsequent machine - surely that gives 
you what you want? This assumes you are not changing the rules every 5 
minutes of course.


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