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Thunderbird filter running order

I have created many filters, and on the whole they work well. But I have one that doesn't work as I'd like it to. I have a friend with whom I correspond regularly, often … (read more)

I have created many filters, and on the whole they work well. But I have one that doesn't work as I'd like it to. I have a friend with whom I correspond regularly, often with the words 'Lunch Club' in the subject line. My wife also corresponds with a (different) group and uses 'Lunch Club' in the subject line. I have set up a filter with the intention of filtering my friend's e-mails first, using his e-mail address (as in 'from contains friend's email'). There's a second filter that filters any subject line 'Lunch Club' into my wife's in-box. Unfortunately ALL 'Lunch Club' e-mails end up in my wife's in-box, including my friend's messages, even though his filter is run first. Having read through the article on setting filters, I begin to suspect that this may be intentional behaviour as described here (extract from Mozilla Support 'Organize Your Messages by Using Filters'): "Filters are executed in the order they appear in the list of filters, except when that order is not possible, in which case you will see the message Note: Filter actions will be run in a different order, and the link See execution order. If you click the link, you will see which order is used. For example: If you have a filter that moves a message to another folder, and then further down the list a filter that replies, the reply filter will not work because the message is gone from the folder. In this case, Thunderbird will change the order, so the reply filter will be executed before the move filter. " I don't recall ever having seen seen the link 'See execution order'. Is there a recognised way of avoiding this problem? Regards, Tim Dawson

Asked by ramasaig 1 month ago

Last reply by david 1 month ago

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Trying to create new message filter, but pane is too big, can't reach save button.

Hi. I'm having an issue after the most recent update. I'm trying to create a new message filter, but the pane is too big, and I can't reach "save" button. I'm unable to … (read more)

Hi. I'm having an issue after the most recent update. I'm trying to create a new message filter, but the pane is too big, and I can't reach "save" button.

I'm unable to shrink the pane, because when I do the whole pane just moves down. When I grab the top to move it back into place, it's the same size.

I've tried change system resolution, and autohiding taskbar, but doesn't help.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

Asked by c.w.twitch 8 months ago

Last reply by c.w.twitch 8 months ago

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Junk and Spam

I have been marking as Junk on some messages for years now. When does TB ever send those directly to the Junk file? Specifically. Can I create filters to send any message… (read more)

I have been marking as Junk on some messages for years now. When does TB ever send those directly to the Junk file? Specifically. Can I create filters to send any message I mark junk to the junk file under Local Folders? I've tried and can't seem to get junk messages sent direct to that Local Folder Junk file. Is there some trick to how you create a filter? The way I've been doing it is: Open Message Filters, check "Filters for: and click the email address. Then click New for a filter. Then, in the new filter, type in Filter name:. "JUNK". Leave ck mark in Manually Run, Getting New Mail as "Filter before Junk Classification" (Or should I use Filter after?). Leave ck mark in "Match all of the following. Now, Subject, contains - and that's where the email address goes. Usually I have copied it from the junk message and paste in. And finally, Move Message to: Junk on Local Folders. So why don't this work? And as far as I'm concerned Spam should be the same. Do I need to create filters for both junk and spam? And both before junk classification and after?

Asked by PennsyNut 8 months ago

Answered by PennsyNut 8 months ago

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filters in search

When I search for e-mails I often get hundreds of candidates. The list can be minimized by using year, from me, to me, attached files, fine. But then there are Persons an… (read more)

When I search for e-mails I often get hundreds of candidates. The list can be minimized by using year, from me, to me, attached files, fine. But then there are Persons and Folders. If I click on a person I can choose 1) must include or 2) should not include. I would like to have a third option: select only this person. In my latest search I had 469 persons, to click on 468 to exclude them is not an option The names in my attachment are made anonynous

Asked by Bjørn 8 months ago

Last reply by Matt 8 months ago

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Moving a Message Without Filtering

I am using filters and address books to send incoming emails to the right folder. Sometimes I want a routed email in a different folder. But when I move it to that folde… (read more)

I am using filters and address books to send incoming emails to the right folder.

Sometimes I want a routed email in a different folder. But when I move it to that folder, either by drag and drop or the Move function, the filter puts it right back where it knows it belongs.

Is there a way to move an email so the program knows I am the boss? (I am, aren't I?)

Asked by Toolworker 8 months ago

Last reply by Matt 8 months ago

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Thunderbird message filter "Run Now" button grayed out?

I just downloaded Thunderbird for my Win PC. Win 10 Home, 64 bit. I have gmail downloading or linked to my PC. I then created some folders in Inbox then went up to th… (read more)

I just downloaded Thunderbird for my Win PC. Win 10 Home, 64 bit. I have gmail downloading or linked to my PC. I then created some folders in Inbox then went up to the Tools menu, Message filters.

Did the Filter name - Manually Run - Getting New Mail

Match all of the following: From - Contains - Amazon.com

Move Message to - Amazon on XXXX@xxxx.com

Click OK

Back on Message filters window the "Run Now" is light gray? I can't press it and the Choose Folder only allows Trash or Outbox, no other box. Filters for: Local Folders

Not crazy about reinstalling as it took 2 days to download all the files from gmail.

I did everything correctly (I think) so I'm not sure why it isn't working.  I restarted my computer and same thing.   Any help?  Bueller?

Asked by bdiver 9 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 9 months ago

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Thunderbird filter not firing on body entry

I'm trying to trap messages that include in the body: < html> < center> < a href="http://ht.ly/TPtv50PiNHj"> < img src="https://www3.0zz0.com/2023/07… (read more)

I'm trying to trap messages that include in the body: < html> < center> < a href="http://ht.ly/TPtv50PiNHj"> < img src="https://www3.0zz0.com/2023/07/22/09/944240258.png"></a> < /center> < /html>

By using a filter on the body (if contains .0zz0.com) see image. It doesn't fire.

thanks,

 /steveA

Asked by steveA 9 months ago

Last reply by steveA 8 months ago

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Filters page does not open

TB 115 Tools>Filters does not open if I am in a unfied folder eg Unified Inbox. If I move to an inbox for a specific account Filters will open. If I re-install TB o… (read more)

TB 115

Tools>Filters does not open if I am in a unfied folder eg Unified Inbox. If I move to an inbox for a specific account Filters will open. If I re-install TB or run troubleshooter and am in Unfied Inbox, Tools>Filters will open one time and will not open after that unless I move to the inbox for an individual account.

Can this be how v115 is supposed to work? I never had problems opening Filters when I was in the Unified Inbox in previous versions.

Asked by 2714portland 9 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 9 months ago