April 5, 2009 at 10:42 pm #28656JasonParticipant
I spose you will be sick of my Thunderbird questions but it is so different to what I am used to.. Ok I know how to use Outlook Express and set email message rules but how do you do it in Thunderbird? Is it called something else or am I blind? Everything is coming into my inbox and it is not easy to know whats what? I need them to go to different folders..And how do you make them? Do you make the folder first and then the message rule?April 7, 2009 at 11:49 am #31701MitzKeymaster
Creating a message rule in Thunderbird.There is more than one way to go about this, but I find this the easiest way.Here is what I plan to do. I am going to make all Personal Messages from Pctipforum.com go into a specific folder automatically. I am choosing in this instance to create that folder in the 'Local Folders' account, but I could just as easily choose one of the other 3 accounts you'll see in my screenshots.Firstly, I'll create the folder I want to place these emails in.Right-clicking on the heading 'Local Folders', I'll choose 'New Folder'.I'll enter the name of the new folder, which I am going to name 'Personal'.Now as you can see, I have a sub-folder named 'Personal' in the 'Local Folders' folder.Now its time to set up the message rule. Clicking on 'Tools' , I'll select the 'Message Filters' option.Clicking on 'New', I am now ready to create a new filterI'll name the filter 'Forum PM's' , as you can see in the filter name, and I'll select 'match all of the following'. Since I know that the subject line when I get personal messages from Pctipforum.com always contains the words 'Personal Message from...', and I dont get any other emails with a similar subject line, I am going to choose 'Subject' and input 'Personal Message' as the keywords.Expanding the first menu, which by default will contain the word 'Subject', you'll see there are a number of ways you can sort your emails. In this case I am using 'Subject', but if you just want all of the email from your sister or boss to go into a particular folder, you would choose 'From'. If you wanted all emails that contained the words 'Send this email to' ( ie. 'send this email to 50 people in the next 5 minutes or your hair will fall out'.. great for sorting the junk mail from your supposed friends into its own folder!) then you would choose 'Body' as you would be looking for those words in the body of the email.Now I'll input what I want the subject of this filter to do .. in this case, contain particular keywords, so everything with the subject line containing those words will be filtered. Again, you have alternatives, these are pretty self explanatory I think. Bear in mind that if you choose
Mitz from Tips4pcSeptember 11, 2012 at 8:14 am #31702froz2Participant
A very informative post.. Thanks for sharing..
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