Re: [Evolution] Applying filters automatically.

On Fri, 2008-02-01 at 18:03 +0000, Pete Biggs wrote:
Remember 'New' != 'Unread' - if something else (like a mail notifier or
another email app) is seeing the email before Evo, then it is no longer
'New'.  This is an IMAP function and nothing to do with Evo - Evo just
asks the IMAP server "What's new?" and acts on the results.

OK, I'll bite ;-)

Evolution seems to take an incredibly sensitive view of what is 'New'.
The other mailers I have used will filter messages automatically using
the IMAP server at my institution, but Evolution flatly refuses. I
appreciate that Evo might be doing things properly, but if that stops it
working for the user, isn't that taking it a bit far?

In my case, our University computing people changed the IMAP software to
Dovecot recently. They use the 'snarf' Dovecot plugin to copy the mail
from the mail spool to the users IMAP INBOX when the INBOX is polled for
new messages. Overnight this stopped Evo from filtering my messages
automatically, but Thunderbird for example works as it did before they
made this change, and continues to filter the messages automatically.


I see you're using a gmail address - if you are downloading your email
from google using IMAP, then I can well imagine that something in the
google system is 'seeing' your email before you do.


On Fri, 2008-02-01 at 09:42 -0700, Steve Karmesin wrote:
OK, maybe I'm missing something obvious, but I think I'm following the
directions correctly and what I want still isn't happening.  Maybe
someone here can point out the issue.  I'm using Evolution 2.12.1 for
Ubuntu 64.

I get a bunch of mail that I want to process automatically.  For
example, I get e-mails informing of every checkin to our SVN
repository, updates on our continuous integration process, and so on.
All of these I want to go to appropriate folders with zero action from
me.  I don't even want to be told that I have mail when I get these
things.  I do this routinely with other e-mail programs.

So, I set up filters to match on the appropriate conditions and send
them to the appropriate folders.  I test the filters using ^Y and yes
they match the messages and does what I want to them.  In the Account
Editor under Receiving options I check "Apply filters to new messages
in INBOX".  

And nothing happens.  They still sit there, placidly filling up my
inbox and requiring me to type ^A^Y  to make them go away.

Am I missing something here?  What should I do to make the filters
trigger on new mail without user intervention?


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