Open Bug 180013 Opened 20 years ago Updated 1 year ago

have local mailing lists show up in "filter by addressbook" AB picker

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(MailNews Core :: Filters, enhancement)

enhancement
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(Reporter: sspitzer, Unassigned)

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19.81 KB, application/x-xpinstall
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have local mailing lists show up in "filter by addressbook" AB picker
Nice idea. :-)
Bug 183294 - Clean up display of mailing lists in Filter/Search AB criteria
*** Bug 176653 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Product: MailNews → Core
Severity: normal → enhancement
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Hardware: PC → All
See also Bug 134602 – Auto creation of "filter based on inclusion in address book"
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
Filter on "Nobody_NScomTLD_20080620"
QA Contact: laurel → filters
Fixed by Bug 187768 ?
Duplicate of this bug: 315133
Duplicate of this bug: 447723
Duplicate of this bug: 442431
442431 was posted by me (didn't spot the duplicate), the significant addition in that bug is to make sure that this works for OSX. I'm not sure if that means that 442431 should be marked as depending on this, or just that testing of any fix for this bug needs to test for OSX mailing lists as well. 
Product: Core → MailNews Core
Will this bug add the ability to filter by Mailing List in...

Tools / Message Filters / ... / [From] [is in Message Filter] [Family]
                                              ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Thunderbird currently only allows filtering by address book, which doesn't work so well with other important functions (e.g., Add to Address Book, Google AB sync).

It would then be useful to be able to add addresses to a Mailing List *quickly* from e.g. the "New Contact" dialog and from the message header pane address context menu.

BTW: I don't understand what this bug is about. What/where is the "AB picker"?
Duplicate of this bug: 495146
Duplicate of this bug: 584204
I would also very much like to see this functionality.

I want to setup filters like these:
1. If mail is from someone in my contact list "coworkers", tag message as "work" and move to folder "work".
2. If mail is from someone in "friends" list, tag as "personal".

Why can I not just setup different address books? Why am I saying "contact list" instead of "mailing list"? The reason is I am syncing my address book with my Google Contacts. In Google you can group your contacts into different "contact lists". When syncing TB and GC using this addon*, the Google contact lists are imported into TB as mailing lists. These mailing lists are not available to filter on, only entire address books are.

In reply to comment 12 by Peter:
Setup a new filter, and make the rule condition: From "is in my address book" - now the address book picker is shown as a dropdown to the right. It is nice, but it currently only has entire address books. Would like to see it contain mailing/contact lists as well.

* http://hogi.sakura.ne.jp/en/gmcont/gmcont.rhtml
This feature would be nice!
Attached file Workaround - addon
To work around this bug, I've created an addon. This addon works a little awkwardly, because there's IMHO no simple way to change search operators. So I created new search terms "Author from mailing list" and "Recipients from mailing list"; these search terms only allow operators "is in AB/is not in AB", and the dropdown on the right contains address books and mailing lists, too... Et voila, mailing-list--based filtering works :) 

Tested only on TB 17 (since another bug doesn't allow me to use 24).
(In reply to Martin Pecka from comment #17)
> Created attachment 8393226 [details]
> Workaround - addon
> [...]
> Tested only on TB 17 (since another bug doesn't allow me to use 24).

Does not seem to work on TB 24. ...at least Google Groups from gContactSync don't show up.
(In reply to Kenyoni from comment #18)
> Does not seem to work on TB 24. ...at least Google Groups from gContactSync
> don't show up.

Are you able to debug what's going on in TB 24? Just put some console.log or alerts to see where it fails? Or is there some output in error console?
(In reply to Worcester12345 from comment #20)
> Circling back through some of my older bugs while out sick. 
> 
> Anyone?

I'm still happily using the addon and it works with current TB stable release.
(In reply to Martin Pecka from comment #21)
> (In reply to Worcester12345 from comment #20)
> > Circling back through some of my older bugs while out sick. 
> > 
> > Anyone?
> 
> I'm still happily using the addon and it works with current TB stable
> release.

If you can get that submitted and put on the official Addons site, I might try it.

Thanks!
(In reply to Worcester12345 from comment #22)
> If you can get that submitted and put on the official Addons site, I might
> try it.
> 
> Thanks!

Now it's there (in the review queue ATM): https://addons.thunderbird.net/cs/thunderbird/addon/mailing-list-filter/ . Try it and refer your findings (ideally here or using Github issues on https://github.com/peci1/mailing-list-filter )
The addon has now finished the verification process.

The feature to be able to select mailing lists in the "Message Filters" would be great. Apparently, after 19 years, it's not there yet. But maybe if more people request this, then the developers will add it, who knows!?

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