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HPR3972: Thunderbird inbox filtering: keeping a clean/orderly inbox.

Hosted by Some Guy On The Internet on 2023-10-24 00:00:00
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Thunderbird inbox filtering: keeping a clean/orderly inbox.

  • Source: Thunderbird: Free Your Inbox.
    • Supporting Source: Organize Your Messages by Using Filters.
      • Message filters allow you to set up Thunderbird to organize your messages automatically. Each account has its own set of filters. Filters can move messages to folders, delete them, forward them to other email addresses, and more.
      • When you receive new mail - This is when Getting New Mail is selected (the default). Filters are applied to new mail in the inbox. This can occur either before Thunderbird does its assessment of the mail as junk, or after. If you have difficulty with filtering the message body, select after classification.
      • Automatically applied filters are applied only to the inbox, with the exception of Archive and after send filters, which apply only to the mails involved in the action to send or archive. Other folder types are not affected.
    • Supporting Source: Protect your Thunderbird passwords with a Primary Password.
      • Thunderbird can save passwords for each account, so you don't have to re-enter them when you check for new messages. You can view them and remove the ones you don't use anymore.
      • Do you want to prevent others from seeing your messages? If you are sharing a computer, the most secure way is to create a separate OS user account on the operating system for each person, and make sure your OS account requires a password. Thunderbird stores accounts, messages and password information separately for each operating system account.

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