Re: [Evolution] Applying filters automatically.

On Sat, 2008-02-02 at 12:40 +0000, Pete Biggs wrote:
On Fri, 2008-02-01 at 17:19 -0700, Steve Karmesin wrote:
On Feb 1, 2008 5:08 PM, Pete Biggs <pete biggs org uk> wrote:
        BUT - I do think it needs to be sorted out - I regularly
        answer this
        same question on the list and it is clearly not intuitive to
        people.  It
        may be an issue with particular IMAP clients or particular
        of setups, but it does need to be documented.

I just want to reiterate:  this isn't just not intuitive, it is not
nearly as useful to many users.  Why not have the mode that mimics
what t-bird does as an option?

But what *does* Thunderbird do?  A few people have said that it's better
at doing it, but no one has actually enumerated the logic that it goes
through.  i.e. does it only filter 'unread' or unseen to that particular
client instance or does it mark a message as having been filtered?

Lets see if I can give a non-programmer's view of what tbird does ( I
just installed it on my Fedora box to try with my University IMAP

Tbird was set to check for new messages once every 10 minutes. I created
a single message filter to match messages from another email list I am
on. This filter was set to move any messages from this mailing list to a
different folder on the IMAP server.

When the 10 minutes were up tbird checked for new messages, notified me
that new messages were downloaded, and then went through each new
message that was downloaded and checked it against the filter. The two
new messages that were from the mailing list were marked as read and
marked deleted in the INBOX, the message was moved to the correct
folder, where it was marked as Unread. The new messages not matching a
filter, remained marked as unread in the INBOX.

Tbird only filters new messages automatically - the ones it just
downloaded, not others in my inbox.

This is what Evo does not do. All messages are left in the INBOX
regardless of filters when new messages arrive in my INBOX. So tbird
does what I want and Evo doesn't in this regard.



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