I'm experimenting with reading RSS feeds in Mail.app (on Snow Leopard) so I did the following:
- subscribed to a few feeds
- told each one to "show in inbox"
- created a mail folder called RSS, containing a mailbox for each feed
- set up rules, one for each feed, to move incoming articles to the mailboxes
This works, to a point. The rules don't seem to catch the new articles right away; sometimes they sit in the inbox for a while. But there's a bigger issue.
After I delete the messages from the mailboxes, they are reloaded by Mail next time it checks for new feed messages. Only if I delete them from the Inbox do they stay deleted. Apparently the "move message" doesn't also do the delete action that tells Mail that I'm done with that message.
I've tried not having the feeds "show in inbox" but then the rules are completely ineffective; apparently they are only run on messages that are destined for the inbox. I can run them manually, but that is way more trouble than it's worth.
I just want my RSS feeds to act like regular mailboxes, so they can be sync'd between Macs and with my iPhone (as far as I can tell, RSS feeds are local and don't sync at all). Is there some way to make this work?