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 sense to show Thunderbird "what to do" by dragging one typical email manually, rather than filling in all the complicated details.  sense to show Thunderbird "what to do" by dragging one typical email manually, rather than filling in all the complicated details.
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<a name='messageFilterAssistant'> <a name='howToUse'> </a>
<h3>The Filter Assistant</h3><h3>How to use quickFilters</h3>
</a> 
 <p>  <p>
 With this, it is very easy to create new filters very quickly.   With this, it is very easy to create new filters very quickly. 
 </p>  </p>
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   <li>When you're done, click the filter button again to disable "Filter Wizard" mode.    <li>When you're done, click the filter button again to disable "Filter Wizard" mode.
 </ol>  </ol>
   
   <a name='assistant'> </a>
   <h3>The Filter Assistant</h3>
     <p>On this screen, you select what type of information (conditions) will trigger the filter action, 
              and what kind of actions the filter will carry out. A condition is a 'fact' that applies to the 
                    incoming email, such as 'the sender is fred', 'the mail is tagged as important', 
                    'this message is more than a month old' etc. The action can be 'move message to freds folder',
                    'tag message as personal', 'set message low priority', 'mark message with a star'.</p>
                    <img src="img/quickFilters-Assistant-2.3.png" alt="quickFilters Assistant"/><br/>
                    <p>
                    The templates offered here make this a much easier and quicker process and fill prefill the 
                    new filter accordingly.</p>
   
 <a name='templates'> </a>  <a name='templates'> </a>
 <h3>Filter Templates</h3>  <h3>Filter Templates</h3>
   
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   <a name='merge'> </a>
   <h3>Merging Filters</h3>
   <p>This is a special screen on the filter assistant which is shown if there are already filters that carry out the same action
      as the one you want your new filter to do. It can also be invoked using the 'Merge Filters' button on the filter toolbar.
            Note that you can only merge filters that have the same action (such as move to a certain folder or add a certain tag), quickFilters
            makes sure that no other filters can be merged together.</p>
            
   <img src="img/NewFilter-Merge.png" alt="quickFilters Merge"/><br/>
    
   
<a name='messagesAlreadyMoved'> <a name='messagesAlreadyMoved'> </a>
 <h3>Mail that's already moved</h3>  <h3>Mail that's already moved</h3>
</a>
   
 <p>What if already have moved my Mails to another folder?   <p>What if already have moved my Mails to another folder? 
 Chances are that sometimes forget switching on the filter assistant, or we have already moved a lot of mail around manually.  Chances are that sometimes forget switching on the filter assistant, or we have already moved a lot of mail around manually.
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 Alternatively, simply select the message and use the "Message" menu.  Alternatively, simply select the message and use the "Message" menu.
 </p>  </p>
   
<a name='messageFilterList'> <a name='messageFilterList'> </a>
<h3>The Message Filter List</h3><h3>The Message Filters List</h3>
</a> 
   
<p>I created a couple of additional functions that I added to the filter list dialog - I created these after it had<p>In quickFilters, I added more functions to the filter list dialog - I created these after it had
become a simple thing to create many filtersbecome a simple thing to create many filters with few clicks. 
 </p>  </p>
 <img src="img/messageFilters.png" alt="Message Filters: new features"/><br/>  <img src="img/messageFilters.png" alt="Message Filters: new features"/><br/>
 <p>The biggest new feature here is the addition of a Search box, which allows filtering the number of results.   <p>The biggest new feature here is the addition of a Search box, which allows filtering the number of results. 
I was able to submit this as a patch to Thunderbird itself and it is not part of the main product.</p>I was able to submit this as a patch to Thunderbird itself and it is now part of the main product. With quickFilters,
<p>The toolbar has some useful functions that were missing:</p>search has many new features which can be selected with the search settings button:<br>
 <img class="screenshot" src="img/extended-search.png" alt="extended search">
 </p>
 
 <p>The toolbar has some useful functions that Thunderbird was missing:</p>
 <ul>  <ul>
  <li> cut / copy / paste: these are designed to transfer filters from one account to another.   <li> Cut / copy / paste: these are designed to transfer filters from one account to another. 
              Select one ore more filters, then push cut or or copy, then select a new account (in the 'Filters for' drop down),                Select one ore more filters, then push cut or or copy, then select a new account (in the 'Filters for' drop down), 
                          then paste the filters to the other account.</li>                           then paste the filters to the other account.</li>
        <li> merge filters: allows putting multiple filters into one, provided they do th same action. E.g. if two filters all        <li> Merge filters: allows putting multiple filters into one, provided they do th same action. E.g. if two filters all
              move mails to the 'Fred' folder, you can merge them together into one filter. The assistant will ask you to select               move mails to the 'Fred' folder, you can merge them together into one filter. The assistant will ask you to select
                          the "Target" filter, which is the one that gets the conditions from the other filters. Once you confirm the "Target Filter"                           the "Target" filter, which is the one that gets the conditions from the other filters. Once you confirm the "Target Filter"
                          by clicking Ok, the merged filters will be deleted.</li>                           by clicking Ok, the merged filters will be deleted.</li>
        <li> clone filter: makes a copy of a filter in the account and opens the edit dialog so it can be modified. </li>        <li> Clone filter: makes a copy of a filter in the account and opens the edit dialog so it can be modified. </li>
         <li> Sort Alphabetically - implemented by popular demand. When using this feature you have to be aware that the list order
              on screen also determines in which order the filters are executed. So if a filter on top moves a message the filter 
                          below it cannot apply any more. Therefore, some caution is advised while using this feature.</li>
         <li> Find Duplicates (Thunderbird only): This button is a powerful tool to detect filters that might do the same (and they might also be candidates for 
              the "Merge" process, as you might be able to combine them into one.
                          If duplicates are found they are shown in this drop-down: <br>
                          <img class="screenshot" src="img/find-duplicates-dropdown.png" alt="duplicates"><br>
                          Clicking an entry will automatically filter the results list to show the duplicate filters only:<br>
                          <img class="screenshot" src="img/find-duplicates-resultlist.png" alt="duplicates list"><br>
                          The context menu adds a command "Remove duplicate..." for editing the part that makes this filter a duplicate. 
                          Alternatively you can select both filters and try the "Merge" button.
                          </li>
         <li> Filter assistant mode toggle: once this is active, quickFilters will listen for manual mail movement and tagging emails.           <li> Filter assistant mode toggle: once this is active, quickFilters will listen for manual mail movement and tagging emails. 
              If any of these actions occur, the assistant is started so that a filter can be created based on this action</li>               If any of these actions occur, the assistant is started so that a filter can be created based on this action</li>
         <li> The Support Site button opens this page. </li>          <li> The Support Site button opens this page. </li>
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 as the filters are only executed on messages in the inbox, they will simply be ignored. Therefore it is very important   as the filters are only executed on messages in the inbox, they will simply be ignored. Therefore it is very important 
 that it remains easy to re-order the relative positions of the filters. This also works while the search box is active.</p>  that it remains easy to re-order the relative positions of the filters. This also works while the search box is active.</p>
   
   <a name='options'> </a>
   <h3>Preferences Dialog</h3>
   
   <p>This dialog sets global preference of quickFilters. 
   </p>
   <img src="img/quickFilters-Options.png" alt="quickFilters Preferences"/><br/>
   
   <ul>
     <li>Exit Filter Assistant after a filter has been created. Default:on.</li>
     <li>Automatically start Filter Assistant mode with application. If you want to full automate all mail movement
               then you would activate this option and keep quickFilters paying attention to anything you do manually.
               Default:off.</li>
     <li>Display Toolbar in Filter Manager. I highly recommend leaving it on as it gives you extra options (Merge, Clone). 
               Default:on.</li>
     <li>Add parent folder name. Default:on.</li>
     <li>Add rule specific key word. Default:off.</li>
   </ul>
   
   
   
 <h3><a name="other">My other Extensions - highly recommended</a></h3>  <h3><a name="other">My other Extensions - highly recommended</a></h3>
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