Ability to add user to 'killfile' with a single click



MailNews Core
19 years ago
a year ago


(Reporter: Chris Booton, Unassigned)




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19 years ago
A wonderfull feature would be the ability to add a person to a 'killfile' with a single click. Anyone
who has used newgroups has likley encountered problem people they would not like
to see messages from. Problem is that it can be a pain to open news filters
put the persons name in and select an option of what to do with their
messages. So how about giving a right click option to
when you select a message subject or body to bring up an opotion
on the right click menu like this
killfile would appear as an expanable option

killfile > add sender to killfile
killfile > add subject to killfile
(or if they highlight a word in the subject) killfile>add sujects containing this word to killfile

I think it would be best to do this on a news group by newsgroup killfile so each one would
have it's own killfile, or perhaps in options you could give the option to have a global killfile
for all newgroups or each one having it's own killfile. Many people would benifit from simply using one
for all and vise versa. also of course the user could go into these filters and remove a killfile for whatever they have it
on at any time if wanted or needed.


19 years ago
OS: other → All
Hardware: PC → All


19 years ago
Target Milestone: M12

Comment 1

19 years ago
Jeff - if you are going to do this enhancement, I'm going to cc: sol and jglick
on this as there is UI impact.


19 years ago
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → REMIND

Comment 2

19 years ago
I didn't mean that. No, I don't plan to do that for the near future. Marking it


19 years ago
Summary: [enhancement] Ability to add user to 'killfile' with a single click → [HELP WANTED] Ability to add user to 'killfile' with a single click
Whiteboard: [HELP WANTED]
Target Milestone: M12 → M20


19 years ago
Resolution: REMIND → ---

Comment 3

19 years ago
I'm going to make this a HELP WANTED bug, since that's how the other enhancement
bugs have been set.


19 years ago
Assignee: jefft → nobody

Comment 4

19 years ago
Sounds related to the filtering stuffs we talked about a long time ago.  A
"Black List", "White List" and Junk Mail settings.  Feature in future release?


18 years ago
Keywords: helpwanted


18 years ago
Summary: [HELP WANTED] Ability to add user to 'killfile' with a single click → Ability to add user to 'killfile' with a single click
Whiteboard: [HELP WANTED]


18 years ago
Target Milestone: M20

Comment 5

18 years ago
Bulk moving all MailNews Security bugs to new Security: General component.  The 
previous Security component for MailNews will be deleted.
Component: Security → Security: General

Comment 6

18 years ago
There doesn't appear to be any way to set filters on news messages, but the bug
description says that there is ("...it can be a pain to open news filters
put the persons name in...").

Suggest revising bug description to reflect this.  Anyone considering helping
should realize that there's apparently nothing in place now -- even "kill
thread" and "kill author" menu options would be an immeasurable improvement.

Comment 7

17 years ago
Basic "kill thread" and "watch thread" menu items have appeared in the Message
menu.  Whee!

Other angles on the feature, as discussed above, remain unaddressed.  Is this
being tracked in another bug?

Comment 8

17 years ago
I'd say this feature would come in mighty handy, especially with certain
naysayers on the Mozilla newsgroups.  ;-)

Comment 9

17 years ago
*** Bug 11768 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 10

17 years ago
fixing this bug could make the newsgroup more effective by allowing many of us
to killfile a certain known individual and focul more on the work at hand.

I suggest some keywords: mozilla0.9.3,UI 

It would be nice if someone could take this baby on.

Comment 11

17 years ago
Bug #11036 [Filter by example] would include this feature automagically.

Comment 12

16 years ago
Why isn't the component for this bug "Filters" instead of "Security:General"?
This hardly seems to be a security issue, at least AFAIC.

Comment 13

16 years ago
Over to Filters
Component: Security: General → Filters
David: I got the impression that this bug is for News only, while Bug #11036 is
for mail; so these bugs are different.

Comment 15

16 years ago
Ah, yes.  I had not realized that the same filtering was not provided.

Comment 16

16 years ago
Assignee: nobody → naving
QA Contact: lchiang → laurel

Comment 17

16 years ago
Message/Create Filter is disabled in 2002020409?

Comment 18

16 years ago
I'd like the possibility to filter messages on some patterns. Many spamers tend
to use special characters -_.,'!" betwin each letters in ther subjects.
Paterns to check for: alternance of letters and ponctuation, all upercase, chain
of spaces followed by numbers.
This bug depends on the implementation of News filters, adding dependency
Depends on: 17483

Comment 20

15 years ago
Is this dependent on bug 34973?
*** Bug 190030 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
mass re-assign.
Assignee: naving → sspitzer

Comment 23

14 years ago
One feature from Microplanet Gravity News reader:  You can set it so that anyone
added to the bozo bin expires after a certain number of days.  Useful for
temporarily quashing rather then making it permanent.  Whether to make this a
per-server or per blocked user setting is open for debate.
Product: MailNews → Core


13 years ago
Blocks: 163993


13 years ago
No longer blocks: 163993
Would an offer of a few hundred $$ to the person who commits this feature
help move it along?

Comment 25

12 years ago
*** Bug 257505 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***


12 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → nobody
QA Contact: laurel → filters

Comment 26

12 years ago
*** Bug 350969 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 27

11 years ago
Just curious whether it is not DUPLICATE of bug 11054.

Comment 28

11 years ago
> Just curious whether it is not DUPLICATE of bug 11054.

No. Not seeing a particular person regardless of the thread is different from not seeing a (sub)thread regardless of who posted to it.


10 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 181796


10 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core
This could probably also be implemented as an extension.
Removing myslef on all the bugs I'm cced on. Please NI me if you need something on MailNews Core bugs from me.
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