Open Bug 397009 Opened 12 years ago Updated 11 months ago

A filter will let me tag, but not untag

Categories

(MailNews Core :: Filters, enhancement)

enhancement
Not set

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(Not tracked)

People

(Reporter: mdamico123, Unassigned)

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(Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.8.1.6) Gecko/20070725 Firefox/2.0.0.6
Build Identifier: version 2.0.0.6 (20070728)

I'm unable to untag messages using filters. I made a mistake with multiple tags and there is no way to untag them unless I do it manually. There is no option to untag messages using a filter. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Tag messages with any criteria using a filter
2. Try to untag them using a filter using the same criteria.
3. There is no option...


Expected Results:  
There should be a "none" option in the tags list.
Version: unspecified → 2.0
Confirming RFE.
Severity: trivial → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: General → MailNews: Filters
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows Vista → All
Product: Thunderbird → Core
QA Contact: general → filters
Hardware: PC → All
Version: 2.0 → unspecified
Duplicate of this bug: 426135
Product: Core → MailNews Core
I just released on AMO the extension "FiltaQuilla" which adds (among other
things) a custom filter action to untag a message, as requested by
this bug.

See https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/10052
The tag action 'none' is ok if one needs to remove all tags from a message, but
isn't of any help if there is need to remove specific tags.

Since one has the option to add more than one tags to email, there should be a
filter action allowing specific tag removal. For example... find mail tagged as
'important' AND 'work' AND 'todo -> remove tag action that lets you choose
which tag to remove.

The FiltaQuilla extension does all this fine, but this should be implemented in
the core someday.
Duplicate of this bug: 545586
(In reply to klonos from comment #4)
> The tag action 'none' is ok if one needs to remove all tags from a message,
> but isn't of any help if there is need to remove specific tags.

Actually - as of Thunderbird 45.1.1 I cannot find "none" in the list for the Tag message action. Was it ever there? Also with FiltaQuilla installed, there is only "Remove Tag" for individual tags, there is no "All" in the list. 

So definitely would like to see a "none" option at the top of the tag actions list, that shouldn't be too hard to create?
(In reply to Axel Grude [:realRaven] from comment #6)
> So definitely would like to see a "none" option at the top of the tag
> actions list, that shouldn't be too hard to create?

+1 would very much like to see this option.
Yes, would like to see either 'clear all tags' or an untag option.  Using tags to aid in multi-step filtering since Thunderbird does not have contextual/conditional/related filtering.

Sys: Thunderbird 45.5.1 (Lightning, Mail Merge, MultiTemplate, ThunderPlunger), Dell Latitude E6520 8GB/500GB (166GB Free), i7 Proc, Windows 10, MSO Pro 2010, Avast A/V.

> So definitely would like to see a "none" option at the top of the tag
> actions list, that shouldn't be too hard to create?

+1 Would like to see this option.
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