[RFE] per-filter import and export (anti-spam)



17 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: ducky, Unassigned)


(Depends on 2 bugs, Blocks 1 bug)

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(Not tracked)




17 years ago
A UI for importing and exporting *user-selected* filters would be extremely
useful.     Most users don't want to/don't know how/are afraid to set up
filters.  Furthermore, there are a number of useful filters that you won't
figure out unless you are good at formal procedural logic, pattern recognition,
*and* have time to study a spam corpus.

Right now, it's difficult enough to share filters that people generally don't. 
Even Outlook2xxx, which has import/export, doesn't fully do the job because  you
have to import/export the whole thing.  Joe doesn't really want to delete all of
Jane's filters that don't apply  to him.  Joe *especially* doesn't want Jane's
filters to overwrite his own!

Note that because this is an inherently DEcentralized anti-spam scheme, it is
less vulnerable to spammers figuring out how to bypass it.  It leads to a
diversity of immune systems, so to speak.


17 years ago
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 1

17 years ago
*** Bug 166842 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***


17 years ago
Depends on: 166842

Comment 2

17 years ago
Making this bug depend on bug 166842, which is a more general bug.

Comment 3

17 years ago
This bug won't become really useful until mozilla can support a tree structure
for its filters (think of selecting only the parent of the spam filters instead
of the 150 individual filters it encompases), so depending on bug 151226.
Depends on: 151226


17 years ago
Blocks: 126688
mass re-assign.
Assignee: naving → sspitzer
Product: MailNews → Core
sorry for the spam.  making bugzilla reflect reality as I'm not working on these bugs.  filter on FOOBARCHEESE to remove these in bulk.
Assignee: sspitzer → nobody

Comment 6

11 years ago
Is anybody really working on this?  It seems to have been active since 2002.
Filter on "Nobody_NScomTLD_20080620"
QA Contact: laurel → filters


11 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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