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folder as filter parameter

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Is it possible to set a messages current folder as a filter parameter? For instance, if message is in folder X, and is over 7 days old, delete automatically.

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You could create a filter like the one in the attached picture. Run it manually so it doesn't run automatically on the Inbox. Open Tools/Message Filters, select the filter, 'Run selected filter(s) on:', select the folder, then Run Now. Filters can be run on any folder, but they only run automatically on the Inbox.

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Right-click the folder, Properties, Retention Policy tab, and set it to delete mail older than 7 days.

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The deleting was just an example. I actually want to move messages to another folder after a certain number of days.

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You could create a filter like the one in the attached picture. Run it manually so it doesn't run automatically on the Inbox. Open Tools/Message Filters, select the filter, 'Run selected filter(s) on:', select the folder, then Run Now. Filters can be run on any folder, but they only run automatically on the Inbox.

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