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



MailNews Core
15 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: (not reading, please use seth@sspitzer.org instead), Unassigned)


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

Comment 1

15 years ago
Nice idea. :-)

Comment 2

15 years ago
Bug 183294 - Clean up display of mailing lists in Filter/Search AB criteria

Comment 3

15 years ago
*** Bug 176653 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Product: MailNews → Core


12 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Hardware: PC → All

Comment 4

11 years ago
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

Comment 7

10 years ago
Fixed by Bug 187768 ?
Duplicate of this bug: 315133
Duplicate of this bug: 447723
Duplicate of this bug: 442431

Comment 11

10 years ago
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. 


9 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core

Comment 12

9 years ago
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

Comment 15

7 years ago
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


6 years ago
Whiteboard: [gs]

Comment 16

6 years ago
This feature would be nice!

Comment 17

4 years ago
Created attachment 8393226 [details]
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).

Comment 18

3 years ago
(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.

Comment 19

3 years ago
(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?
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