New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Apps and Games Discussion of applications and games available for Mac OS X.

Converting Thunderbird mail filters to Mail.app format


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
ojai

 
Member Since: Apr 09, 2008
Posts: 1
ojai is on a distinguished road

ojai is offline
Hi,

I'm a recent convert to Mac OS X (have been using linux on the desktop since ~1996) and have been using Thunderbird for the last few years. As a consequence, I've accumulated ~150 mail filters and I was wondering if there was a utility to convert Thunderbird mail filters to Mail.app filters. I'd like to try and migrate but the thought of having to regenerate 150 filters by hand isn't very appealing.

Thanks for any suggestions!
QUOTE Thanks
dang42

 
Member Since: Jun 23, 2008
Posts: 1
dang42 is on a distinguished road

dang42 is offline
I have the same problem. I do not think it would be hard, but can't find anyone who's already done it.

Step 1 would be to export your Thunderbird mail filters: there is a Thunderbird add-on for that.

Step 2 would be to translate between that format and the Apple mail "rule" format, which you can find in ~/Library/Mail/MessageRules.plist . Personally I would write a Python program to do this.

Then, I think, Step 3 would be to simple replace the file from Step 2 with your newly generated file and fire up Apple Mail. There are probably some gotchas here.

If I ever get around to actually doing this, I'll let you know. Hopefully you can do the same.

-Dan
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« iTunes - Gapless playback | A little help, if you please? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
smtp doesn't work on thunderbird and apple mail lukemb OS X - Operating System 1 03-20-2008 04:33 PM
Exporting Thunderbird messages to Mail glenninnz OS X - Apps and Games 2 11-14-2006 11:28 PM
Importing Email from Mail to Thunderbird? mac57 OS X - Apps and Games 0 06-26-2006 11:38 PM
Export Mail from Apple Mail to Thunderbird jacobonline OS X - Apps and Games 1 02-10-2006 03:31 PM
Mail Folder "exclusively locked" by user klippe OS X - Apps and Games 3 09-06-2005 07:20 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?