Apple Mail SMART Mailboxes

I am looking for a way to more effectively use SMART Mailboxes.
I send many emails to about 20 different recipients and would like a way to more easily track both sent messages to each recipient and received messages from each recipient. This includes messages that the recipient as been copied on from other contacts. I cannot figure it out. It is almost as if SMART mailboxes need and "and"/"or" option.
Please help!

Why not mark each person as a VIP?  Then you get a VIP mailbox for them that will show you messages you have sent to them as well as those received from them.

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  • Apple Mail smart mailboxes no longer work

    Well, the subject says it all.
    I am running Mail 7.3 under Mac OS X 10.9.5 and have 8 smart mailboxes set up. However, as of this morning, none of them are displaying any emails, along with all the VIPs. However, all other folders etc are working normally.
    Any suggestions anyone?
    Joe.

    Ok, so I was right about the Combo updater - wouldn't install on my system.
    So I tried all your other suggestions (well, except for installing Yosemite) and no go, although I'm not sure that resetting my file and folder permissions worked properly (I waited 15 mins and still didn't get the 'reset' button back again, so I just continued on with the rest of the steps).
    Here is my Etrecheck results:
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    Anyway, I'm gonna try the whole reset of my files and folders again and leave it a lot longer this time and see what happens.
    Joe.
    PS. Thanks again for all your help!

  • How do I transfer old mail & smart mailboxes from old iMac to Macboook Pro?

    Hello. I just got my new Macbook Pro with Mac OSX version 10.5.2. I set up my mail account on the computers mac's mail application but I am having trouble transferring my old mail and smart mailboxes from my old computer (iMac with version 10.4.11). I transfered over everything in the "Mail" folder in the "Library", but my old mail and smart mailboxes with that mail are not showing up on my new computer. Any advice of how to do this please!?

    Hi raenn, and a warm welcome to the forums!
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  • Mail: smart mailbox contents disappears/search doesn't work & fix is only temporary

    Since installing Mavericks (including the Mail update), the contents of my Smart Mailboxes disappears (the Mailboxes themselves are listed, there's just no content) and my ability to get results from Search within Mail disappears. 
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    The same thing just happened to my smart mailboxes.  I noticed that you did not receive an answer....Did you find the file or another way to resolve this?

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    I know this sounds a bit silly, but how do I save messages to my smart mailboxes (an idiots guide would be helpfull)
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  • How to Merge Eudora into Apple Mail?

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    folder/c (big)
    Eudora mailbox cleaner will likely crash.  If you reparent your folder structure so it's something like this:
    folder/part1/a
    folder/part2/b
    folder/part3/c
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    A couple other things to note, Eudora allows pretty much anything in mailbox names including ~><*%[email protected]&/\|` etc.  While most of these will continue to work fine in Apple Mail, it's in your best interest to rename them to something more normalized to steer clear of trouble.
    As for Lion, I never successfully got Lion Mail to import mailboxes created by Eudora Mailbox Cleaner properly.  Either they wouldn't show up at all or they would show up nested with two copies of the mailbox, for example MailboxQQ had messages in it as well as subfolder MailboxQQ/Messages with a duplicate copy of the mail.
    So for me, going from Eudora to Lion Apple Mail I had to do the following:
    Eudora->Eudora Mailbox Cleaner->Apple Mail (on 10.6) then copy the files over to the Lion machine and let Apple Mail (on 10.7) import the 10.6 Apple Mail Mailboxes into it's new 'V2' mailbox format.
    So good luck. A perfect migration is possible, it just takes some work.

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