Re: [OT] Thunderbird help, please
- From: Yowie <Yowie.DIESPAMDIE@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2008 17:52:15 +1000
m II wrote:
Tom McDonald wrote:Yowie wrote:Having contracted the 'Virusremover2008' virus, and having to reformatCould you tell me where you are going to create your filter? I can't
the hardrive to be free of it, my husband & I are have 'seen the
light' so to speak and have moved over to Firefox and Thunderbird just
to be on the safer side.
Firefox isn't a problem. The mail part of Thunderbird is probably
quite usable once I get the filtering to put the right messages in the
right folders. It was a PITA to get OE to do it, and I can't imagine
that it will be any easier with Thunderbird. just a matter of working
out the hierarchy of rules.
My problem comes with newsgroups, in particular, the killfile.
Clearly, I can use Thunderbird to read and post (I am using it now),
but I have no idea how to get the killfile to work.
I have told the filter to delete all messages from 'x'. But there is
no 'run' button in the dialog box, and the 'run filter' option from
the main menu is greyed out.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
find a screen that looks like the one you describe above.
I generally use the following [Note that items in square brackets
indicate choices you need to make]:
Open a message from S/he Who Will Be Banished ->
Message (in main Thunderbird toolbar) ->
Create filter from message... ->
[match all of the following] [match any of the following] [match all
[from] [is] [target e-mail address] ->
perform these actions: [delete message] ->
This works well for me, although I use it very infrequently. The main
problem comes when someone changes their e-mail address, or uses more
than one e-mail addy. But it isn't hard to make a new filter for the new
If this doesn't work for you, or if it doesn't reflect the choices you
have in Thunderbird, post again with a step-by-step notation of what you
are doing that isn't working for you. It wouldn't hurt to post the
version of Thunderbird you are using.
On my version of it, the filter will not remove existing messages. It
serves only to stop any future postings. Make sure you enable the filter
Log in order to keep a track what's been sent to the Trash folder.
I am used to Outlook Express. If you put filters in, it will work on already downloaded messages as well as future messages. I'll let it be for a few days, and see if I see any posts from the folks who are killfiled. If I don't, I'll assume that the filter is working well enough and let it go.
Thanks for the help.
I'm using version 126.96.36.199 (20080708) which I believe is the latest version.
I downloaded the 'button' extra, and got the 'previous' and 'next' to work, so thats the next little annoying thing about the transition fixed. Now, if someone could tell me how to set followups, I think my transition to Thunderbird will be complete.
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