[MlMt] note or subject modification

David Ledger MailMate at ivdcs.co.uk
Sun Feb 5 17:51:38 EST 2023

On 2/5/23 19:17, Henry Seiden wrote:
> Gee, doesn’t sound like changing a subject on existing message is such a 
> great idea. I’d rather send a new message with the updated info. 
> Possible problems related making a change outweigh the usefulness IMO.
> Respectfully,
> Henry Seiden

One usage case. When a message arrives flagged as [SPAM] in the 
Subject:, but it isn't spam, my filters try to get rid of it and I have 
to jump through hoops to keep the message. Removing the "[SPAM]" from 
the subject will be much easier now I know that facility is there.


> On 5 Feb 2023, at 13:57, John Doherty via mailmate wrote:
>     On Sun 2023-02-05 11:15 AM MST -0700, alain.israel at pasteur.fr
>     <mailto:alain.israel at pasteur.fr> wrote:
>         I would have nothing against a Note feature, even if restricted
>         to Mailmate, but I guess there are more important things to
>         implement.
>         You mention side effects of the automation procedure :what are they?
>      From the dialog box:
>     Be aware of the following caveats:
>     • An updated copy replaces the original on the IMAP server.
>     • It is slow and inefficient for large emails.
>     • Other email clients detect the updated copy as a new email.
>     • The original subject is saved in an “Original-Subject” header.
>     Also, I found a way to arrange things so that choosing
>     Command->MailMate->Change Subject has no apparent effect at all.
>     Having granted Mailmate the necessary permission once, I went to
>     System Preferences->Security & Privacy->Privacy->Automation
>     and unchecked System Events.app under MailMate.app.
>     Also, thanks to Benny for pointing out my earlier mistake in
>     mentioning Full Disk Access. Mea culpa!
>     After unchecking that, trying to change the subject of a message has
>     no visible effect at all. So maybe your machine is somehow in a
>     similar state. Enabling that permission again allows things to work.
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