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How Do I Get More Than One Mail Address To a Smart Mailbox?

I am trying to get more than one mail address to go to one smart mailbox.
i can get one address but when i add another address all email disappears. when i delete one then the emails reappear.

I am using “from” “contains” then the “email address” from each sender.
I have tried using just names and that does not work either.
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jesse

Comments: 7 Responses to “How Do I Get More Than One Mail Address To a Smart Mailbox?”

    6 months ago

    My guess is that you are adding two lines to your Smart Mailbox like this:
    From, Contains, first@example.com
    From, Contains, second@example.com
    Is that right?
    If you notice above that it shows:
    Contains messages that match “all” of the following conditions:
    So the logic is correct. The email needs to match both conditions. It needs to come from first@example.com and from second@example.com. That’s impossible, since the email only comes from one or the other, never both.
    So just change the “all” to “any.” Then the Smart Mailbox will show you messages that come from the first OR the second — it only needs to match one of those. That’s the logic difference between All and Any.

    jesse
    6 months ago

    that worked Gary thanks.
    that is why I am a monthly Patreon subscriber

    Pete S.
    3 months ago

    I set a “newsletter” smart mailbox to receive mail from multiple email addresses and the mail does go there but it also remains in the inbox. I want those mails to be moved to the newletter mailbox. How do I do that. Do I need to use a mail rule? Can a mail rule be applied to one mailbox?

    3 months ago

    Pete: A Smart Mailbox is just like a search that you can repeat by going to it. It doesn’t move anything, it just looks for messages that meet the criteria. A “rule” would do it, but it would only work on that one device, if that device happened to be the one that first got the email. So if you read email on your desktop/laptop/phone/tablet and the machine with the rule didn’t implement the move yet, it will still be in your inbox. The right place to do it is on the server. Not sure what service you use (Apple, Gmail, etc) but some have server-side rules and some don’t.

    Pete S.
    3 months ago

    Thanks Gary… I am switching all my comcast mail Apple mail (icloud) and I use either the macBook Pro or iPad which ever is handy at the moment so neither Smart Maibox nor rules do what I would really like.

    3 months ago

    Pete: If you are using iCloud email then just go to iCloud.com and use the rules there.

    Pete S.
    3 months ago

    Thanks again.. I’ll give that a try!

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