Can't apply message filters from one account to any other accounts

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 129883

Status

defect
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 129883
15 years ago
15 years ago

People

(Reporter: evan, Assigned: mscott)

Tracking

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(Not tracked)

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040917 Firefox/0.9.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040917 Firefox/0.9.3

It's not possible to apply a filter on one account to any other accounts. So if
I have a personal mail account and a work account, I have to have a filter on
each account just to put all my email from my Mom into the "Mom" folder.

A particularly sticky situation is if you've set up a lot of filters on a POP
account and then switch to using the Global Inbox. You have to recreate each
filter by hand, rather than just "reassigning" them to the Global Inbox.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open the Message Filters dialog (Tools -> Message Filters...)
2. Try to figure out a way to copy a filter from one account to another.
3. Try to figure out a way to apply one filter to more than one account.

Actual Results:  
You cannot do it! Because there is no way!

Expected Results:  
Perhaps, instead of a combobox that selects filters for each account in the
Message Filters dialog, the accounts it applies to should be a multi-select list
box in the "Filter Rules" dialog for each filter. For example, with my "Mom"
filter, I'd pop open the filter rules and select both "Work" and "Personal" in
the "accounts to filter" list.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 129883 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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