Closed Bug 66425 Opened 21 years ago Closed 10 years ago

[META] Improve mail message filters


(MailNews Core :: Filters, enhancement)

Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: netdragon, Unassigned)


(Depends on 23 open bugs)


(Keywords: helpwanted, meta)

This bug is a meta for enhancing filters, giving it more options, and improving 
it. Not for anything but enhancements.
Keywords: helpwanted
Depends on: 66423
Marking NEW.
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: esther → laurel
Adding a bunch more bugs:
bug #9416: handle virus/internet hoaxes (see comments in the bug to see why 
this belongs in filters)
bug #11036: filter by example
bug #11037: Javascript filters
bug #16750: "match whole word" filter criterion
bug #16902: filter based on any header (mail)
bug #16913: filter based on any header (news)
bug #73075: NoCeM support (news)
bug #76773: NoCeM-E support (mail)
Depends on: 9416, 11036, 11037, 16750, 16902, 16913, 73075, 76773
Depends on: 82237
This bug is useless. Why have a tracking bug for general improvements? Just
browse the "Filters" component if you want a list.

Heck, you could even create a "[META] Improve Mozilla META bug" and add all the
bugs we have in the database to it.
reassigning to naving
Assignee: gayatrib → naving
re: comment 4, we have already bug 9417. There's not a point of creating bugs
that will never be closed. 
I propose adding bug 11034 (reply and forward filter actions) and bug 67421
(filtering on body of messages in IMAP accounts selected for offline download).
Depends on: 59365, 197598
Depends on: 11034, 67421, 80439
No longer depends on: 197598
Replacing duplicate dependencies.
Depends on: 11033, 158032, 162789
No longer depends on: 34340, 60876, 62687, 82237
mass re-assign.
Assignee: naving → sspitzer
Depends on: 247020
That bug obviously belongs to this META bug -- it could be solved as an
additional filter rule ("email address is valid (not empty) and contained in
addressbook xxx").
Depends on: 202169
bug 105169 
Depends on: 105169
Depends on: 61635
No longer depends on: 247020
Product: MailNews → Core
Depends on: 262184
Removing bug 61635 because it's marked a dupe of bug 262184.
No longer depends on: 61635
Bug 294632 Filters should be per-Folder, not per-Account

bug 11035
bug 11039
bug 34973
bug 168905
bug 198100
bug 200788
bug 202605
bug 223591
bug 260046

And suggesting this bug be renamed '[META] filtering system revamp' - many bugs about the filtering system are not exactly enhancements but rather expectations of a different/more flexible structure of the system.

Also adding
bug 193625

whose fix is a temporary hack and should be replaced by something done via the filtering system.
Depends on: 330785
No need for the double META, it's confusing.
Summary: [META] Improve filters META bug → [META] Improve mail message filters
Depends on: 366094
Bug 260046 is about the error console and not about mail message filters, removing dependency.
No longer depends on: 260046
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
See the WORKSFORME justification for bug 9417.
Depends on: 294632
Filter on "Nobody_NScomTLD_20080620"
QA Contact: laurel → filters
Product: Core → MailNews Core
Depends on: 419356
Duplicate of this bug: 484405
I have there a little UI-prob ...

... I think the new filters-wiz should focus on the folder the filter is created from ... ???
(Example: A lot of mail-accounts - the wiz focus ever on the first ...)

Is there an bug already filed? Can somebody file a new bug and CC me ???

THX in advance!
Depends on: 531483
Depends on: 355902
Depends on: 676852
Depends on: 74430
Depends on: 601939
I propose closing this bug.

* we have a filters component. 
* bugzilla and our methods for using bz have improved substantially since this bug was created. 
* and comment 0 proposes this mainly be for ENH bugs

anyone caring so much about so many filter bugs, can change their bugzilla prefs to "watch" the filters@mail.bugs address, and save us all the trouble maintaining a meta bug that literally has almost no focus.
I agree. Choosing WONTFIX.
Closed: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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