User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030728 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030728 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1 When filters have already been defined and they should be applied to an existing mail folder, Thunderbird simply does nothing when more than one filter is seleceted (this is in the "Message Filters" dialog box). When only one filter has been selected and the "Run now" button is pressed the filter is processed just fine. Yet it is kind of annoying to select each rule and press the "Run now" button - especially when you have 250+ filters. Also the menu item "Tools", "Run filters on folder" does not seem to have any effect. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3.
The bug is still present in Thunderbird version 0.7.3 (20040803) Does anybody know when it could be resolved? Thanks
This is not fixed in 1PR, or at least the part where "Run filters on folders" isn't. This on Linux. Apparently it works (haven't tested it, but from reports in forum) on anything but the global inbox and sub folders. Hum, it needs to work in the global folders as well.
I've been banging my head on my desk trying to figure out why my filters weren't working for mail that had been sorted into a catch-all directory that I now wanted to sort again into subdirectories. Then I saw "For incoming messages that:" in the Filter Rules dialog. Is there no way to filter existing mail? What is the point of Tools > Run Filters on Folder? There is a contradiction. Also, it doesn't seem to matter whether I have 1 or all filters checked. I'm using TB 0.8.
Verified as broken in 0.9; WFM in Thunderbird 1.0. Looks like the good folks on the Thunderbird team have been busy... good job guys.
thx - this is a dup, but marking wfm.