Better move messages functionality
Hi, I'm considering switching to AirMail from MailApp. The most essential functionality I have in Mail.App comes from a plugin called MsfFiler. It's similar to your "v" function that allows me to quickly move messages to folders on the fly...but it does the following things which I don't think Airmail's "v" does, including :
1) Ability to type any part of a folder's name to call up that folder. (Say I've got a folder called "Taxes 2015" - I can type "2015" and every folder with 2015 in the title will come up. It doesn't have to be text at the beginning of the folder name. It also is smart enough to pull out sequential segments of a folder email even if those text segments aren't next to each other. For example if I have a folder called "Poetry Contest Entrants 2014", when I call MsgFiler I up and I type "poetry 2014" it will have that file name as an option. Power user-y for sure but with hundreds of folders, annual projects with similar folder names etc, it really is awesome.
2) Ability to create a new folder on the fly - Say I've got a client called "Bill's Company" - and every project I do for them has it's own sub-folder under the main "Bill's Company" folder (which in turn is under a bigger folder called "Clients") I want to type in, when pressing 'v' "Bill"...to get right to that folder, then have a keyboard shortcut which I can press which will create a new folder right where I navigated to by typing so I can file the message there.
3) Use 'v' to navigate to folders instead of just file - Also available in MsgFiler is the ability to, once I've navigated to a file using any of the above methods, simply open that folder so I can see all the messages there in the msg window without having to actually move a message there.
So yeah, add all that to your "v" please. :) Or maybe talk with the very responsive fellow at MsgFiler to see if he'd be willing to develop his plugin for Airmail.
A msgfiler like functionality would be great. I really wanted to start using Airmail, but have gone immediately back to Macmail in order to be able to use Msgfiler.
olof thiel commented
I totally agree
Moving messages between folders on different accounts should be no different from moving messages between folders on the same account.
Please add #1. I really want to use Airmail but this feature alone forces me to stay with Mail+MailActOn. I have folders with two levels, like "Clients/ClientA". Now I have to write out the entire path every time I want to move a message which makes it useless.
In addition to making it slow (which takes away the whole point of keyboards shortcuts) it also gives me 7-8 new misspelled folders every week. Every time I try to be quick about it and enter the mailbox path and hit enter I create a new folder and then I have to clean it up afterwards.
PLEASE add this feature so I can stop using Mail+MailActOn...
Voted for this one, I really miss 1) partial filtering to find and move to folder. I used to have msgfiler plugin for the mac default mail client and really miss this function.
In addition, when you choose the folder to move it to, it doesn't "highlight" that folder for a moment so I'm left hoping I didn't mis-click because there is no visual indicator.
Kevan Pegley commented
Yes pleeeeease! Really miss that filing functionality.
re 1) I consider switching from Thunderbird to Airmail 2 and I make a lot of use of the TB Nostalgy plugin , which allows exactly this. But as I have plenty of folders with common prefixes, it's essential to allow selecting the folder/label by typing parts of the folder name to narrow it down to 3-5 options (see  for a Nostalgy screenshot). Otherwise sorting mails into folders takes too long.
re 3) isn't this already available using CMD-G? But ehre again we need filtering of shown folders/labels by typing (independent of prefix, i.e. any part of the label name).
Pascal Felber commented
I also miss this behaviour (especially point 1) which always come back to Mail+MailActOn... I wish such functionality would be implemented!
Rick Lupert commented
Quick correction - in the second sentence the Mail.app plugin I'm referring to is called "MsgFiler" (not MsfFiler...)