Open Bug 37654 Opened 21 years ago Updated 10 years ago
Auto-filter based on message's thread parent
I'd like to have a filter, that says "If the msg is a reply to a msg, which is filed in folder/server x [or its subfolders], then move it there, too.". This would allow me to manually sort the first msg of a thread and then have the whole thread filed there, too, without having a special rule for this thread.
renaming bug to be a little clearer I've also wanted this feature for some time, though it would be difficult and possibly expensive because you'd have to search all subfolders for the messageID.. mscott and I had this idea of a small cache of the last N messages you've seen to do stuff like remove duplicate messages.... this cache could also be used for this filter....
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Summary: File, where parent lives → Auto-filter based on message's thread parent
Target Milestone: --- → M20
alecf, I filed teh blocking bug 37653 in this issue.
reassigning my filter bugs to gayatrib..
Assignee: alecf → gayatrib
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
This would be a bit icky in general if you get cross-posts to multiple mailing lists you're on, like the Mozilla lists.
reassigning to naving
Assignee: gayatrib → naving
*** Bug 193707 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Assignee: naving → sspitzer
(In reply to comment #1) > renaming bug to be a little clearer > I've also wanted this feature for some time, though it would be difficult and > possibly expensive because you'd have to search all subfolders for the > messageID.. > > mscott and I had this idea of a small cache of the last N messages you've > seen to do stuff like remove duplicate messages.... this cache could also be > used for this filter.... Another approach would be to always leave a stub header in the Sent folder. So you can quickly check "is this message a reply to something I sent" but that won't tell you where to file it. Perhaps instead of automagically filing it to the right place, it would be sufficient AND the "is a reply" condition with other existing criteria, and deal with it with the normal filter actions: subject contains "foo" AND message is a reply Move to user-specified folder
sorry for the spam. making bugzilla reflect reality as I'm not working on these bugs. filter on FOOBARCHEESE to remove these in bulk.
Assignee: sspitzer → nobody
Hi there, this is a great feature and I'd love to have it. Just for my own clarity, the use case would be: 1) I have a folder I use for organizing messages, says "Toys" 2) I receive a message to my Inbox from someone concerning "Transformers, More than meets" 3) At this point, I drag that message into the filter "Toys". 3a) Possibly here, there could be a popup/preference that would allow any future posts with that title to be filtered into the same folder. In this way, a very quick mini-filter is created just for messages with this same title. And thus those messages would get redirected to that folder. The popup would maybe look like: "Do you want future messages for this thread to follow into the _______ folder?" (yes/no) and also a checkbox for "Always perform this action when moving threads?"
Filter on "Nobody_NScomTLD_20080620"
QA Contact: laurel → filters
This would be an outstanding feature not available in other MUAs, AFAICS. It would make a _lot_ of filters in my setup obsolete. Of course I understand that it would be hard to implement for TB 3.x Do you think this could be done for TB4?
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