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Need ability to filter view based upon 'watched' parameter



Folder and Message Lists
14 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: Josh Johnson, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Thunderbird/0.6 20040502

In the main mail list, there is the ability to specify a thread as watched. 
There is also the ability to filter the view according to a set of customized
views.  The problem is that when creating a new customized view, there's no
available attribute for 'watched', therefore there's no way to create a filter
only for the watched threads.  This would seem to be a useful feature that is

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Thunderbird
2. Select Customize... in the View pulldown
3. Select New...

Actual Results:  
Notice no attributes pertaining to the watched status of the message or thread.

Expected Results:  
Would expect that a user could specify criteria based upon whether a message is
in a watched thread or not.

Comment 1

13 years ago
*** Bug 245564 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2

13 years ago
This is Seamonkey bug 73562.
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Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
This is still true for Thunderbird

It is even more important to implement this enhancement request as
- bug #294901 is not getting any attention,
- the extension that implemented a filter for watched threads (nntpthreads, see https://addons.mozilla.org/de/thunderbird/addon/1489 ) is not (yet) compatible with TB 2.

Please reopen this request.
Sorry, the add-on "nntpthreads" is at

reopening per a request from Daniel in #qa.
Resolution: EXPIRED → ---
QA Contact: front-end


9 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody
Could be this a dupe of bug #459025 (also if 459025 is newest)?

bug #459025 it seems to extend this.


8 years ago
Whiteboard: DUPEME
Duplicate of this bug: 459025
confirming RFE
Ever confirmed: true
Whiteboard: DUPEME
Component: Mail Window Front End → Filters
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews Core
QA Contact: front-end → filters
This is not a filter request, but a view request (View -> Threads)
Component: Filters → Folder and Message Lists
Product: MailNews Core → Thunderbird
QA Contact: filters → folders-message-lists
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