Currently, filters can only check one set of criteria. A user should be able to select criterias from a list such as: When Name appears in To box When Someone appears in From box or from address book entry or list Subject Contains Message Contains Subject and message contains Written at specific time Then enter the correct info as is done in the past.
Talked to Netdemon on IRC - the deal is there are specific types of criteria which cannot be phrased in the form of <Subject> <Verb> <object> so he will file seperate, specific bugs about each of these types of criteria, such as "To contains ONLY <email address>" and "To is one of <these> entries from the addressbook" I'm marking this one invalid as well, so that specific bugs get filed.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Alecf came up with the idea to have a drop down arrow next to the beginning of the criterial lines in order to choose from different format of criteria. This will be a tracking bug for examples that don't fit into that subject verb category. Before the first example is added, it will be necessary to create the UI ability of the drop down arrow for choosing different formats.
When someone clicks the drop down arrow on the left side of line, a drop down box would appear (or a window) where one can choose from the formats. When one chooses a format, one can enter the info. The default format would be the one currently used.
Summary: Filters should have a conditions (criteria) section → Multiple formats for criteria lines in the filters' conditions box (not actions)
Marking verified (invalid).
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Here is a list I made of possible children of this bug. I have to go through and figure out which ones are examples. http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=19442 http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16750 http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=19402 http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=37654 http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=60876 http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=62598 http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=62687 http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=33296 http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=34340
Ok, lets get this going... Please comment on these: http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=19442 - Regular expressions should be a possible condition format that isn't in the [noun][verb][text] format. It should just be in the [regular expression] format (although regular expressions could also be placed in the other text fields too for the old format. I am going to make a new one that depends on both this bug and the other one. http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16750 - I think this can be done in the normal format. http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=19402 - Same http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=37654 - Although this goes under actions to. I think it depends on this bug since it would require a new format. http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=60876 - This would be in format "Duplicate messages of [button: select messages]". Since I think it would be dangerous to just search for duplicates. http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=62598 - I believe this couldn't be in the old format because it would require a button to select the languages (for ease of use). The languages don't actually have to be installed. Tell me if I'm wrong. http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=62687 - I think that the third option (not in the address book) would require a new format. http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=33296 - Ratings can be entered in the text box, so no. http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=34340 - I believe 62687 is similiar and possibly a dup. In fact all the ones that require a button as a third option can be placed in the same format.
Alecf should probably look at this.
I have changed positions and I no longer work in mail or on filters, sorry.
reassiging to new owners
Assignee: alecf → gayatrib
QA Contact: laurel → esther
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: esther → laurel
reassigning to naving
Assignee: gayatrib → naving
Today, spam filtering is on its way, so I shall give another reason why regexp are useful : more & more mail servers allow using added strings, for instance if I have a mail address firstname.lastname@example.org , I can be also written to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org . This is in RFCs. So I would like to be able to filter on xandrex.*@polytechnique\.org . => it requires a checkbox "use regexp" ou "use plain text", like the difference between grep and egrep . of course, the default would be search for plain text (egrep).
In comment 11, last line should read: > of course, the default would be search for plain text (grep). instead of > of course, the default would be search for plain text (egrep). I think you just fat-fingered it :)
Assignee: naving → sspitzer
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
Filters have come a long way. Are these the only items from comment 0 that are not yet available? > Written at specific time > When Name appears in To box
QA Contact: laurel → filters
I doubt the world will miss one more outdated, apparently abandoned meta bug -> INVALID
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago → 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Summary: Multiple formats for criteria lines in the filters' conditions box (not actions) → Multiple formats for criteria lines in the filters' conditions box (not actions) [META]
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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