Thunderbird filters

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by [email protected], Nov 26, 2004.

  1. I only run filters on one newsgroup. It does run automatically but I
    did not change any settings to get it to work. I did not even know
    about Tools\Run Filters.
    [email protected], Nov 26, 2004
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  2. graeme@invalid

    Joe Kriger Guest

    Does anyone know of a way to make thunderbird run filters automatically?
    I have set several filters but I have to go Tools > Run Filters on
    Folder to get them to work. Its not really a big deal, but I thought it
    would be nice if they would run automatically like in MSOE.


    Joe Kriger, Nov 27, 2004
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  3. Hm, filters do run automatically here, whenever I download messages,
    they are sorted into folders by my filters.

    Could you be a little more about the behavior you are expecting, and
    what happens instead?

    Leonidas Jones, Nov 27, 2004
  4. graeme@invalid

    Jowah Guest

    I'm not sure Lee. I leave thunderbird on every evening, and the only
    emails that get moved automatically are junk emails. I have 5 different
    filters defined, and none of them work unless I activate them manually.
    Thanks for your help.

    Jowah, Nov 27, 2004
  5. I have filters on several email accounts. Wren new mail is downloaded,
    these filters sort the mail into folders as intended.

    Custom designed filters should take precedence over the JMC, simply
    meaning that they run first. This is handy for email lists or
    newsletters that the JMC might flag.

    Could you give an example of one of your filters and how it is set up?
    Maybe we can see what is going wrong.

    Leonidas Jones, Nov 27, 2004
  6. graeme@invalid

    Jowah Guest

    My filters are very simple. I use them mostly for ebay and paypal.
    They send my various notices about auctions, always from the same 3 or 4
    addresses so I set up a few very simple filters. For example: when
    sender is move to ebay/paypal folder. I have
    several folders set up to organize my messages and that is just one of
    them. I dont know if it matters, but all of these folders were imported
    from MSOE. Thanks to everyone for your help.

    Jowah, Nov 27, 2004
  7. Hello,

    Joe Kriger wrote in an email dated 27/Nov/04 01:48:
    If your filter are set for "Local folders", they will probably not work.
    Try setting them for the account (email address) you are receiving your
    emails to.

    Nicolas Chevreux, Nov 27, 2004
  8. graeme@invalid

    SteveG Guest


    I know it's no consolation but I'm having exactly the same problem. My
    folders were imported from OE too.

    Steve G
    SteveG, Nov 27, 2004
  9. graeme@invalid

    Jowah Guest

    It must be the OE import thing because nothing is working. I also just
    noticed that I have two main profiles. In settings, one is listed with
    no settings dialogue and t-bird says, "this is a special acct. there
    are no identities associated with it". And the other account, which is
    the one I use regularly, shows all the pop3 settings and so on. I guess
    I need to figure out a way to backup all my messages, so I can remove
    and replace this installation of t-bird and then I will just have to
    create all my own folders and manually import the messages.
    Jowah, Nov 27, 2004
  10. Note Graeme's suggestion. Imported folders from OE are stored in Local
    Folders. Move them int the accounts own folders, and redirect the
    filters. It should work.

    Leonidas Jones, Nov 27, 2004
  11. graeme@invalid

    Jowah Guest

    I fixed it finally. I backed up the Local Folders folder and my
    personal account folder, uninstalled TB, restarted, reinstalled TB, and
    dropped my old files into a new profile. Everything seems to have
    worked out. Thanks to everyone for your help.

    Jowah, Nov 29, 2004
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