What exactly are You trying to do?
Can You give some more details?
When I am adding someone - specific email - let's say email@example.com
to the filters I go to:Tools
> Message Filters
Then from the drop-down menu
I choose my e-mail addy
that the filter will be applied to.
Then I click New
and when the window opens I add:Filter name
I make sure that Manually Run
and Getting New Mail
> Filter Before Junk Classification
boxes are ticked.
Make sure that: Match all the following
radio box is ticked (unless You want to add couple of unrelated criteria then You need to choose Match any of the following
- let's say if You want to add a list of folks that drive You bananas and You want to have one filter for all of them).
If unwanted messages are coming with specific subject line or keywords in it You can use:Subject
You can combine multiple criteria.
Perform these actions:
And here You choose what You want to do with the e-mails.
The order in which the actions are performed matters. For example if You delete message from pop3 server when the criteria match - I don't think it will be downloaded to the Thunderbird's inbox. If You choose to have an option to move the message to trash (or other folder) and after that You choose to delete it from pop3 server it will be moved and then re-moved. You cannot use 2 actions that exclude each other. You cannot remove the message permanently as in move it to trash and empty it in the same go. You can send it to trash. You can have Your trash folder to be purged when Thunderbird closes. That will remove it then. You can choose to move it to trash and mark it as read - then at least You wont see the messages and if You cannot see them - they shouldn't bother You but that's more of a subject of Your mental stability
. You can move it to another folder etc.
Also - the higher on the filter list - the higher the filter's priority is. If the filter above does something to the message and the filter below is set to have similar criteria - the actions from the filter lower on the list might be ignored as the message was already dealt with...
Some visual examples: