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I did all those steps and I still can't get messages moved to
their proper folders. I've hit enter on all the folders but I'm
still having some messages from other lists go to my inbox instead
of their proper folders. Why isn't this working for me? In
outlook, you just hit the context key and arrow down to "always
move messages from" and then the name of the messages.
On 10/25/2017 7:49 PM, Ron Canazzi
Assuming that you have attempted to create the filters by
clicking tools/filters/new, be advised that the select a folder
aspect is a bit kinky with screen readers. You must treat that
list box like a combo box using alt + down arrow to open the
folder list and once selecting the right folder to filter
messages into, press either enter or alt + up arrow to close the
box and select the folder.
Everyone who is new to Thunderbird (including me) seems to run
across this and it is temporarily confusing until you figure out
what is going on.
On 10/25/2017 7:25 PM, Rosemarie
I tried but it didn't work. I selected the rule and tabbed to
the run now button and hit enter but it didn't work. This
isn't working out.
On 10/25/2017 4:20 PM, Rosemarie
I'll give it another shot.
On 10/25/2017 4:17 PM, Robert
Under the Tool in the main menu select Message Filters.
Then, you will prompted of the list of filtered folders
you've created. You need to double check and uncheck the
On 10/26/2017 7:09 AM,
Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:
I already did all that. Some other messages from the
other lists are still going into the inbox. I don't know
what else to do.
On 10/25/2017 4:07 PM, Robert
subject line is intended to change to avoid confusion
of the thread. About your concern for filtering
particular message into your inbox in Thunderbird. you
have to make sure that your focus is located to the
message that is not open yet, then tab several times
till the focus is directed in the recipient column.
Right click then select Create Filter From. The rest
of the filters process is the same as mentioned below
by John. Also, make sure you uncheck the filter by
manually so that it will run automatically into your
corresponding filtered of your choice.
On 10/26/2017 6:36 AM,
Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:
Let's say you want to run a filter on a message that
comes into the inbox. I've pretty muchcreated the
filters but there are messages till coming into the
inbox from other lists. How do you run a filter on a
On 10/25/2017 3:03 PM, John Isige wrote:
1. Go to the tools menu, pick
2. Tab to the new button.
3. Fill in whatever rules you want, e.g. from in the
combo box, tell it to match nvda.
4. For the next two combo boxes, it will probably be
easiest to hit alt-down arrow and expand them. Just
pick whatever you like, I move mine to a folder
called nvda that I made.
5. To make a folder, just pick folder from the new
menu in the file menu, do that before you do a
filter if you want to move stuff, because the folder
has to exist for you to pick it. If you want the
folder in the main account, i.e. another folder like
inbox, before you make the folder, highlight your
account name with the arrows. If you want everything
under your inbox, so you have to hit right arrow to
expand folders, highlight your inbox. The difference
is that if you highlight the account, you can down
arrow, so you'll get inbox, your folder, sent,
trash, whatever. If you do it highlighting the
inbox, inbox usually starts collapsed and you have
to hit right arrow to expand it, then you hit down
arrow to get to those folders, you'll go through
whatever you made, then you'll get back to sent,
If that's confusing somehow, feel free to ask
On 10/25/2017 13:26, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:
How do you create filters in thunderbird or do you
just delete them after reading or replying to
them? Outlook is ok but It's a bit clunky.
On 10/25/2017 10:02 AM, John Isige wrote:
Microsoft's various mail
programs have always been weird though. I used
to use Outlook, the one that came in Office.
Then I had to upgrade or migrate machines or
whatever. So I exported mail and everything just
like you're supposed to. Got everything
installed, imported into the new Outlook.
Suddenly none of my filtering rules to send
messages to specific folders would work. So I
literally deleted them all and recreated them
from scratch, and they still wouldn't work.
That's when I switched to Thunderbird and I've
been using it ever since.
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