Mail Filter uses wrong rule



16 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: hans, Assigned: naving)


Windows NT

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16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021027
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021027

I am using several mail filters to file mozilla's bugs into separate local
folders. Today I realized that three bugs got files into the wrong folder. The
filter log says that a different filter was applied than what I expected. The
filter which was actually applied was the one immediately above the one that
should've been. All filters have the form "sender is
and subject begins with [Bug xxxxxx]". I double-checked for typos but there are
none. This one filter worked before (as did all others).

I don't know what the rules.dat file should look like but its contents looks

I have no idea how to reproduce the problem. Just in case it should matter: The
rules are defined for the 8th out of 8 POP3 accounts in my mozilla profile.

Reproducible: Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

16 years ago
Using mozilla 2002-12-21-08. Occiasonally messages get filed into the wrong
folder (as I reported some time ago). Can anyone give me a clue as to what
information is needed to identify the bug?

Comment 2

16 years ago
WFM - 2003013108
This sounds a bit like the first half of bug 162971 where a third-party added an
extra character to the from header making the filter fail.
Reporter: Are you still seeing this? Could you check the actual headers of an
email that is not being filtered (ctrl-u to view source) and check if that might
be the case? If not, could you perhaps attach an email like that to this bug for
testing purposes?

Comment 3

16 years ago
The bug is still present with version 2003-01-25-08. Comment #2 was sent to me
by e-mail and got filed into the wrong folder. I will create 2 attachments - the
mail sent to me, and my rules.dat file.

Comment 4

16 years ago
Created attachment 114413 [details]
E-mail that was filed into wrong folder (Bug 118432 instead of Bug 179259)

This is comment #2 for the current bug, as it arrived in my e-mail

Comment 5

16 years ago
Created attachment 114414 [details]
My mail filter rules file

Comment 6

16 years ago
The bug is still here in build 2003-04-11-08.

Comment 7

16 years ago
I located the problem. One of the first filters used 'match any' instead of
'match all.'
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 8

16 years ago
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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