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Thread: Thunderbird filtering.

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    Default Thunderbird filtering.


    I'm trying a filter in Thunderbird, for nntp folders. I have it applied
    to the account parent folder instead (the one that gets the name of the
    nntp account) so that it affects every folder below it. It does work
    fine when new posts arrive, but I can't run it manually on them, it does
    not give any error but it doesn't change any message.

    And yes, it is defined to run in both cases.


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    Default Re: Thunderbird filtering.

    On 2013-01-24 21:03, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    >
    > I'm trying a filter in Thunderbird, for nntp folders. I have it applied
    > to the account parent folder instead (the one that gets the name of the
    > nntp account) so that it affects every folder below it. It does work
    > fine when new posts arrive, but I can't run it manually on them, it does
    > not give any error but it doesn't change any message.
    >
    > And yes, it is defined to run in both cases.


    Apparently, to have the filter really run now, I have to open the filter
    dialog, and change the "Run selected filter(s) on" in the drop-down list
    to each of the individual folders, then click apply, then change to the
    next folder... etc, one by one. Then set it up back to apply on the
    account so that it works on any incoming message.

    The run filter now does not work on the parent nntp folder.


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    dd NNTP User

    Default Re: Thunderbird filtering.

    On 01/24/2013 09:13 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > The run filter now does not work on the parent nntp folder.


    i have been completely mystified trying to figure out how the filtering
    works....sometimes it does exactly as i expect, sometimes it pretends to
    do something, but does not..

    you closer to understanding than i did.

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    Default Re: Thunderbird filtering.

    On 2013-01-25 07:58, dd wrote:
    > On 01/24/2013 09:13 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    >> The run filter now does not work on the parent nntp folder.

    >
    > i have been completely mystified trying to figure out how the filtering
    > works....sometimes it does exactly as i expect, sometimes it pretends to
    > do something, but does not..


    Indeed...

    > you closer to understanding than i did.


    Hah! :-)

    Well, I forced it to run on each folder of the forum, but I had to do it
    one by one... at least the dialog did not close, it was just a bunch of
    repeated keystrokes.

    I do not understand it... I simply understood the loop I had to go round
    to do it. Once. Next time I have to do the filter before it fetches the
    posts, so that all are filtered as they are fetched.

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    Carlos E. R.
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