In episode 2, Rose mentioned that all her newsletters are being deleted after a given time, thanks to mail rules running in Mail.app.
Does anyone have any idea how Rose is going about this?
The way it was described, incoming newsletters are coloured by a rule, and then deleted after 24 hours.
There are two things I can’t figure out:
What criterion is used to act upon previously-coloured emails. I can set the colour of incoming mail with a rule, but I can’t see a way to get rules to act on an email based on their colour.
How the mail rules are automatically run on existing mail, already in the inbox. As far as I know, mail rules only normally apply to incoming mail. You can of course manually select emails and apply rules, but Rose is doing this automatically. How do you programmatically apply them to all mail in the inbox?
Thanks for any help you can offer, fellow automators!