Re: Trouble with filters

Hi Andreas!

On 05/05/2005 12:27:37 AM, Andreas Schmidt wrote:

I finally have made the step from 2.0.17 to 2.3.1. Like it, especially that now I can remove dupes again. :-)

However, it seems that during the conversion, most of my filters got messed up. Messages tend to end up in mailboxes I'd never have expected them in. And some really simple filters (just one rule with a "one of From/CC matches simple expression) are not applied at all, try as I might.

Versions later than 2.0.x save filters in a different format in the config file, but have "2.0-compatibility" code for loading 2.0-style filters. Evidently, compatibility isn't 100%!

If you have a backup config file, could you compare the backup with the current one to find out what happened to the filter destinations? Look for strings like "Action-string=..." and "Name=..." in a [filter-nn] section.

Versions late in the 2.0.x series also used a numeric code for the "Trash" action that's different from that used both before and after. If your backup config file has lines like "Action-type=6", you could try replacing the 6 with 5. After mangling, that line might have the 6 replaced with 0, which is a no-op, and might explain why a filter does nothing.

I'm almost at the point of removing all my filters from balsa and calling procmail from postfix to sort the mails into the correct mboxes. However, I'm not sure whether balsa would notice when new mail arrives in an mbox other than Inbox.

It would, if the mailbox really is an mbox (or other local mailbox), or if it's an IMAP mailbox and you've enabled checking of all IMAP mailboxes.



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