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4/8/05 Changes

I added these changes, stating that filtering stops after the first filter condition is met, based on my observation as a user, and a little (not comprehensive) testing. I have noted some inconsistencies since making this change in the KB, but have not reported it as a bug, since I have seen no documentation of how this feature is supposed to work. Nor have I changed the KB again, since I don't know how it is supposed to work, and whether the behavior I have observed is a bug, or correct behavior according to rules I can't devine from my samples.

Hopefully someone in the know will see these changes and confirm or correct them to state how the program was designed to work.

BTW, for manual filtering, what I have described has always held true. For automatic filtering, it appears that whether a filter stops the filtering process depends on the actions chosen for that filter.

I've modified your edit to clarify. I think what happens is that if one of your filters moves a message from the Inbox, then subsequent filters will not be applied. All you have to do to remedy this is switch the order of your filters, so that the one which moves the message to a specified folder is listed after your other filters. --Wintogreen 19:36, 17 Apr 2005 (PDT)

Filters for forwarding messages

As I have seen in Thunderbird Filters rules, there is no ability to forward or reply an incoming message in dependence on some conditions. Is this ability planned in future versions of Mozilla Thunderbird?

I think it's in the works. Check out this bug: [4], where someone's got a basic implementation proposed. -- srcosmo 14:00, 21 May 2005 (PDT)


dichotomous filtering retracted - thanks for the tip [mythobeast]

Yes, this is definitely the wrong place. The knowledge base only provides documentation, and developers do not come here for feature suggestions. Please use the mozillazine forums or (perhaps better in this case) Bugzilla. Thanks. --wintogreen 08:47, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Other information - feedback

RandomPoster Posted: 16 Apr 2008 in Knowledge Base - Help, Feedback, Requests about the information that was added in this edit.

This page:

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Thunderbird_:_FAQs_:_Filters

Under "Other information" (http://kb.mozillazine.org/Thunderbird_:_FAQs_:_Filters#Other_information)

The third point is

"The Message Filter Import/Export extension can be used to import/export message filters. However, its only useful with Thunderbird, Netscape, Mozilla Suite, and SeaMonkey message filters since it doesn't know how to convert them."

This doesn't seem to make sense. The statement seems to imply that it support these formats because it doesn't know how to convert them. ?

Should it be "However, its only useful with Thunderbird, Netscape, Mozilla Suite, and SeaMonkey message filters since it doesn't know how to convert any other format ".

or perhaps "However, its only useful with Thunderbird, Netscape, Mozilla Suite, and SeaMonkey message filters since it only knows how to convert them".

Or am I missing something here ?

I would fix it but I don't understand it either :) Alice 00:32, 17 April 2008 (UTC)