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I have Communicator 4.6, so please forgive me if 4.7 has already addressed this. It would be very useful to be able to filter mail, and especially newsgroup, messages by size. This is a highly effective way of filtering spam from binaries newsgroups. Thank you.
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From n.p.m.wishlist: "In the same way I want to be able to set a limit on the size of the mails that I get home, I should get a question if I want to take it home, leave it on the server or delete it. But then I want to have the subject of the mail too, which gives me a hint if I want to get that one or not. (check YAM for this feature)" I think in addition to filter mail on size it should be possible to delete messages bigger than a specified size on the mail server, ideally returning an automatic mail to the sender telling him so. Dial up will be very thankful for that feature.
Received an email from firstname.lastname@example.org who wanted to help out on this bug and have it assigned to him/her. Kieran - if you want to work on this enhancement, pls feel free to assign to you (since it's a helpwanted bug assigned to "email@example.com"). You can ask questions in the mail/news newsgroup for assistance. Thanks!
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This feature should be included along with a gui for bug 105169 (filter by attachment file extension). In fact, it would be really neat if someone released self installing filter packages that searched the file extension and file size that you could download to prevent virus emails from entering your inbox.
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I'd like this as a measure to be able to reject some of the viruses that have been flying around of late. It's rare for me to receive an email > 50KB in size, especially a "bounce" message. I might have a look and see if I can make a head & a tail of the Filtering code, see if I can come up with a patch, but otherwise, if someone out there (who knows what they're doing with the Mozilla source) is willing, I'd love to have this feature in Mozilla.
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Hmmm, sound like something intresing to look into. I'll love to have some binaries sent to a seperate folder (as they're rare if outside a mailing list). Is MailNews in XUL, or can it be extended via XUL?
Created attachment 162515 [details] [diff] [review] Patch to implement filter and search by size. I've formulated this as a possible beginning patch - some of the code for the size matching already seemed to be in place. Currently I know of three problems I have seen with this patch applied but haven't fully confirmed yet if they are just because of this patch. 1) looks like bug 242600 2) looks like it could be a bug with doing multiple searches in the mailnews search dialog, mozilla crashes with a "Gdk-ERROR **: BadPixmap" when closing the search dialog. 3) The filter by size doesn't appear to work, although the search by size does. I will keep looking at this, but if anyone can have a quick look and pass back comments (especially related to the crashes) it would be useful. Thanks.
Comment on attachment 162515 [details] [diff] [review] Patch to implement filter and search by size. The two bugs I found exist in the raw trunk and aren't to do with my patch (the second of those bugs is now logged as bug 265148). I think this patch is basically ready, but should we be searching in bytes or kilobytes? Requesting review for the bytes version. If you think it should be kilobytes, please note and I'll find a way of updating the patch to do it.
Given that the message list shows the size of emails in kB, the searching should reflect this. Perhaps it could be configurable? Mind you, it isn't that difficult to pull out a calculator and divide by 1024 (or multiply for that matter :-D)
Comment on attachment 162515 [details] [diff] [review] Patch to implement filter and search by size. Cancelling review for the time being. To search in KB would make more sense at the moment with the message display as it is. Will add new patch soon.
Created attachment 163211 [details] [diff] [review] Patch for Search/Filter in KB Revised the previous patch to search/filter with size parameter as KB as that is what the user sees in the message pane. Also tidied a couple of bits from the previous patch. Note: I'm also going to be suggesting a seperate patch for adding size column to the search results pane under the existing bug 222639.
Comment on attachment 163211 [details] [diff] [review] Patch for Search/Filter in KB Looks good, at least for POP/Local accounts and filters.
Assigning to self and removing helpwanted keyword for now.
Comment on attachment 163211 [details] [diff] [review] Patch for Search/Filter in KB mscott seems to be busy on other things, David will you consider sr for this please?
Created attachment 166268 [details] [diff] [review] Search/Filter for Imap (whitespace changes) Ok, two patches that both implement search/filter for size ability for IMAP accounts. One of these will need to be applied after the original patch attachment 163211 [details] [diff] [review]). I know we don't normally change the whitespace, but nsMsgSearchAdapter.cpp was seemed to me pretty hard to work out where the various parts of the switch/case statements were and what they related to. Anyway, I've included both for clarity, but will be requesting the whitespace one gets checked in.
Comment on attachment 166268 [details] [diff] [review] Search/Filter for Imap (whitespace changes) >+ // If we are doing a less than search, we must subtract 1 now, >+ // as otherwise we get a 67KB size message returned for a >+ // less than 67KB search. >+ if (nsMsgSearchOp::IsLessThan) >+ sizeValue -= 1; >+ >+ // Multiply by 1024 to get into kb resolution >+ sizeValue *= 1024; Firstly, if (nsMsgSearchOp::IsLessThan) doesn't seem to do what you want, you're not comparing anything. Secondly, to match up with local search, you probably want "greater than N" to translate as "LARGER <N*1024+1023>" and "less than N" to translate as "SMALLER <N*1024>". At least with my mail server, SMALLER really means SMALLER. Of course, "less than 1" never returns any matches for your local search...
Created attachment 167032 [details] [diff] [review] Revised search/filter for Imap patch This patch fixes the size issues that Neil mentioned & also stops "is" being a possible option for matching on in imap filtering (it had crept in before somehow).
Comment on attachment 167032 [details] [diff] [review] Revised search/filter for Imap patch Neil, revised and works ok, now that I have a working imap server ;-) I did both the searching algorithms based on the fact of getting the displayed values matching what you are searching for. Hence, less than 1 won't return anything because we never display messages with a size of less than 1. We could change it if you want, but I think it makes sense as it is.
Comment on attachment 167032 [details] [diff] [review] Revised search/filter for Imap patch Ideally you shouldn't reformat the entire function's whitespace just to add a few lines... also you wrapped a useless pair of braces around the if (IsStringAttribute(attrib)) block. r=me for the relevant bits only.
Created attachment 167038 [details] [diff] [review] Revised search/filter for Imap with no whitespace changes.
Comment on attachment 167038 [details] [diff] [review] Revised search/filter for Imap with no whitespace changes. Using neil's r for the patch as only whitespace removed. Requesting Superreview - David can you sr the other patch on this bug as well please if it's ok. Thanks.
Comment on attachment 163211 [details] [diff] [review] Patch for Search/Filter in KB Do aviary and thunderbird want this? Enables Search & Filter message size.
Patches checked into trunk by timeless at: 2004-11-25 13:05. Marking fixed.
Regarding aviary and thunderbird, yes, definitely, as well as similar/related bug 92075: "Search for Flag".
Comment on attachment 167038 [details] [diff] [review] Revised search/filter for Imap with no whitespace changes. 1.0 has wrapped and we're looking to the trunk for future releases.
Question on the "Size". Which size is passed when partially downloaded mail - whole mail size or size of already downloaded portion? ("Header only" or "Download size limitation" on POP3)
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