the "Create filter..." menu item is enabled in the message pane when it shouldn't be. for example, on messages in local folders. there might be other examples.
16 years ago
Why is local folders off limits? Wouldn't we just open filters to the default account?
we figured out why this is happening. we don't set the enabled / disable state properly unless the "Message" menu is built. varada's working on it. as far as local folders, it's in the spec. http://www.mozilla.org/mailnews/specs/filters/FilterPrefill1.html but using the default account (assuming it supports filters) is a possibility. jglick?
Sorry, I hadn't read down to the bottom/issues section in the spec.
If folks think associating it with the default account is useful, thats ok by me. It would make the feature available instead of disabling it. What about news accounts then? Still disabled?
> If folks think associating it with the default account is useful, thats ok by > me. It would make the feature available instead of disabling it. I think that would be useful, given that most of the time the default account supports filters. > What about news accounts then? Still disabled? I'd say no, not until we support news filters. (which will happen one day, I swear!)
*** Bug 110162 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Just for the record, a recent change in behavior associated with this enabled-when-shouldn't-be issue: With current branch and trunk builds, we still have the header popup item enabled for create filter. Now it does absolutely nothing, whereas in the branch builds from last week (prior to fix) we brought up the filter rules dialog and when filter was confirmed we'd add the filter to the Default mail account's filter list.
oops, the fix I talked about in comment #7 is bug 145091, which also addressed some other filter related symptoms besides that described in 145091.
oops, the fix I talked about in comment #7 was for bug 140591, which also addressed some other filter related symptoms.
nominating for next release
taking all of varada's bugs.
Mail triage team: nsbeta1-
It doesn't appear there is anything left to do with this bug. Messages in Local Folders *do* have this item disabled in the address context menu, and there is (limited) filter support in News so this works fine for that. The URL for the spec listed in comment 2 is invalid, but this works: http://www.mozilla.org/mailnews/specs/filters/FilterPrefill.html =>WFM; reset this if I'm wrong.