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I should make a possible correction. I said
you need a different rule for every list. I don't know if that is
true. I don't know if you can put multiple things for a rule to look for
such as the names of more than one list. I believe I've only heard of
people using one rule for one list and another rule for another list. If
there is a setting that will allow you to put multiple items in one rule, such
as I gave an example of before, you may not be doing it correctly or you may be
using the wrong setting. Others may be able to explain how to do this, or
you may just want to create one rule for each list. It might be more work
but since you have written a rule that works on some messages, you know that the
rule is working to an extent. So you may be able to use that suggestion to
make a rule, one for each list, that works.
I said before that working with someone in real
time would be a good idea. You say you go through all the steps.
That doesn't mean you do or do correctly. It means you think you go
through all the steps. No one can be sure what to tell you without every
step being listed in a message, every field you fill out or check and uncheck,
every combo box you work with, how and what you set it to, etc. That is
why I say you should work with someone in real time. So you can make a
rule and they can hear every step you do. Either that or record yourself
making a rule and sending the recording to the list. But without those
trying to help knowing every step, no one can know or make a properly informed
guess about what you are doing incorrectly.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:17 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Using Thunderbird filters
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 wrote:
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 Chavarria
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 Chavarria
I'll give it another shot.
On 10/25/2017 4:17 PM, Robert Mendoza
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 Manual Run.
On 10/26/2017 7:09 AM, Rosemarie Chavarria
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 Mendoza
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
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 message?
10/25/2017 3:03 PM, John Isige wrote:
1. Go to the tools menu, pick message
2. Tab to the new button.
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, trash, whatever.
confusing somehow, feel free to ask questions.
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
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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