Thunderbird Newsreader - How to block a sender?

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Paul Schilter, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. Hi All,
    I just started using Thunderbird. I was quite impressed how it imported
    all my Outlook data. I now use Thunderbird instead of Outlook Express
    for my newsreader, right this minute as a matter of fact :) Now in
    Express it was very easier to block a sender but I haven't discovered
    how to do this in Thunderbird.
    Paul Schilter, Jan 14, 2005
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  2. Paul Schilter

    Splibbilla Guest

    i think you mark the mail as junk. i'm assuming that it 'plonks' teh sender *and* records a bit of bayesian [sp?] data?

    i don't use tbird, cuz of the weird limitation of only a single outbound (smtp) server, reliablily etc.
    Splibbilla, Jan 15, 2005
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  3. ?????????????

    Have you looked at Thunderbird in the last year???

    Give it another look. There has been support for multiple smtp servers
    for a long, long time.

    When you install it, you will be prompted to set up a default email
    account, with its smtp server. Once that is done, go to Tools>>Account
    Settings>>Outgoing Server

    Click the Advanced button. In TB 1.0, choose the SMTP tab. Click Add,
    and set up your second SMTP server. Repeat for as many as you need.

    Then in an account for which you wish to use a second SMTP server, go to
    server settings, and click Advanced. Choose SMTP and set the desired
    SMTP server from the list.

    As far as reliability, I can attest that it is every bit as reliable as
    Mozilla Mail.

    Leonidas Jones, Jan 15, 2005
  4. Paul Schilter

    Z Guest

    The title says "Newsreader" ... so, are you trying to block posters to
    Usenet? You can do that with filters. You can mark message read, delete
    them, etc, based on Subject, Sender or Date.

    That doesn't block them from posting to Usenet, but you won't have to
    read their crap.
    Z, Jan 15, 2005
  5. Paul Schilter

    Skratz Guest

    and how exactly do you do that?
    i have been looking for a kilfile or plonkfile for a long time, but i
    couldn't find one.
    Skratz, Jan 17, 2005

  6. Message>>Create filter from message. There is no special rule, you just
    create a filter to mark that posters messages as read.

    Leonidas Jones, Jan 17, 2005
  7. Skratz,
    I've tried the filter method and indicated to delete the message but
    this doesn't seem to work although under tools/message filters it shows
    the senders name and the filter enabled. Some one suggested using "junk"
    but this is grayed out in newsgroup messages and available only in the
    email part.
    Paul Schilter, Jan 18, 2005
  8. Lee,
    I tried that, marking as read isn't one of the options. Delete the
    message is available but I didn't seem to be able to get it to work. In
    Express when you block a sender it goes through all the messages and
    removes the messages from the blocked sender. Perhaps Thunderbird
    doesn't work this way. I tried going to a different group and going back
    into the group with the blocked sender but his messages are still there.
    I'll have to see if perhaps his messages won't download in the future.
    One of the problems might be that this particular sender likes to change
    his email address.
    Paul Schilter, Jan 18, 2005
  9. Paul Schilter

    Moz Champion Guest

    Well, since OE uses the same mechnism in its so-called "Kill" file, I
    dont see how this is any different <g>.
    This user knows he is being filtered, so of course he changes his email
    Moz Champion, Jan 18, 2005
  10. Well the filter rule has appeared to work or either the blocked poster
    chose not to post today. It appears that unlike Express it doesn't prune
    out existing messages but prevents those from the blocked sender from
    being downloaded.
    Paul Schilter, Jan 19, 2005
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