Re: [Evolution] Move mail to where?

With respect of actions, especially picking destination folder for
copy/move operation on-the-fly based on the message being filtered,
that's not possible. I agree, it could be an interesting feature. I do
not know how such thing would look in the UI, because there might be an
expression, which can be similarly complicated as the condition, but
also with an output other than true/false.

I presume it would be something relatively simple like the format
string for date(1) with a few extras. So the folder to filter a message
into would be specified by, say, "%Y/%F" where "%Y" is the full year
and "%F" is the contents of the From: header before the @. I seem to
remember that an ancient MUA called elm had a similar feature for auto-
filing mail; Exim (an MTA) can deal with variable destination names in
the filters, in fact my Exim filter has at the very top

  unseen save mail-archive/${length_10:$tod_log}

which saves every single mail I receive into a daily mbox folder.

I suppose it would also be possible to make the expression not user-
defined. So you have a number of fixed expressions that the user can
choose from: that would alleviate the complicated nature of the
expressions, but it's inevitable that the pre-defined ones will never
keep everyone happy and match their workflow.

It's not something I would ever use, but if someone thinks it's worth
it I presume they should file a feature request for it.


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