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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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         </p>          </p>
 </div>  </div>
   
   <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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 <h3>The Message Filter List</h3>  <h3>The Message Filter List</h3>
 </a>  </a>
   
<p><p>I created a couple of additional functions that I added to the filter list dialog - I created these after it had
also created additional functions that I added to the filter list dialog - I created these after it hadbecome a simple thing to create many filters
become a simple thing to create many filters (as the list became too long to handle without the search function).  
 </p>  </p>
<img src="img/messageFilters-5.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><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>
 <p>The toolbar has some useful functions that were missing:</p>
 <ul>
   <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), 
                          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
              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"
                          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> 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>
         <li> The Support Site button opens this page. </li>
         <li> The wrench button displays quickFilters global preferences. </li>
 </ul>
 <p>Also you can now move the filter to the top of the bottom of the list. This is actually significant as the   <p>Also you can now move the filter to the top of the bottom of the list. This is actually significant as the 
 order you see on screen is the same as the order in which the filters are executed. This also means, if a filter  order you see on screen is the same as the order in which the filters are executed. This also means, if a filter
 on the top moves a message from the inbox then the filters below will not get a chance to execute on this message;  on the top moves a message from the inbox then the filters below will not get a chance to execute on this message;

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