User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040914 Firefox/0.10 Build Identifier: Mozilla Thunderbird version 0.8 (20040913) The mail-header pane lists a "Sender" field, which can derive from various fields in the mail message. For example, From: "eBay" <eBay@reply3.ebay.com> From: eBay <eBay@reply3.ebay.com> would both come out with "eBay" as the Sender, but setting Sender is eBay would catch the second message but not the first. I can work around this by adding a rule From starts with "eBay" but this doubles the number of rules, and there may be other fields the Sender can derive from and I would have to add even more rules. I understand that the word "Sender" is being used to mean different things in different places here, since a mail-message can actually *say* Sender: ... though many mailers don't have this. What I'd really like is a Sender is-apparently eBay where "is-apparently" matches what is printed in the mail-header pane. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Sign up for eBay. 2. Write filter "Sender is eBay" 3. Run the filter. Actual Results: Message stayed in InBox. Expected Results: Message should have been recognized and moved to eBay mail box.
What is wrong with using this?: Sender CONTAINS eBay or even Sender CONTAINS ebay.com > I understand that the word "Sender" is being used to mean different things > in different places here, since a mail-message can actually *say* > > Sender: ... > > though many mailers don't have this. The Sender: header may have some special meaning; I've only noticed it in certain mailing-lists. It is possible, but confusing, to add Sender to the custom header list, but then "Sender" appears twice in the header dropdown; see bug 40934.
The problem with "contains" is that it's too broad. For example, Sender contains Adam Clayton will match "Adam Clayton Powell" so I'd have to add a bunch of AND-qualifiers to prevent this, and my set of rules will get even larger than it is. The whole point of (re?) raising this issue is that the Sender field, as listed in the Thunderbird mail-header window, uses a good heuristic to identify the source of the mail-message, and I would like to use this in building my rules instead of having to multiply-out my rules in order to capture all the possibilities. Probably the biggest problem is that the "Sender" identification is smart enough to drop the ""'s from the name that comes before the <address> part at the send, but the filters don't have a way to do this beyond doubling all the rules to include the ""'d and non-""'d forms, or by relaxing the rules so they match other things as well. On a side-note, I could remove a lot of rules if there were options Sender/To .... .... Sender/To/CC .... .... which would cover *all* correspondences with a particular person; as it is, I have to add a bunch of explicit rules for this and it's a pain to keep track of, given that I keep having to add special-cases for all the addressing forms that map to the same thing in the "Sender" column.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 221724 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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