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1.24      axel.gru   11: <li>Version <a href="">2.2</a>Support creating filters based on Tag changes.</li>
                     12: <li>Version <a href="">2.1</a>Cloning filters. Group Filter template from multiple mails</li>
1.23      axel.gru   13: <li>Version <a href="">2.0</a>Added Toolbar and Postbox compatibility</li>
                     14: <li>Version <a href="">1.8</a>Cut, copy and paste to support migrating accounts</li>
                     15: <li>Version <a href="">1.5.1</a>19/11/2012 - dragging emails from search folders </li>
                     16: <li>Version <a href="">1.4</a>02/08/2012 - button for running filters </li>
                     17: <li>Version <a href="">1.3</a>03/06/2012 - SeaMonkey support & improved auto-naming </li>
                     18: <li>Version <a href="">1.2</a>23/05/2012 - error fixes, multi-cc </li>
                     19: <li>Version <a href="">0.9</a> 15/05/2012 - support pages, filter list button </li>
                     20: <li>Version <a href="">0.8</a> 08/05/2012 - First Release</li>
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1.9       axel.gru   54: <h2 class="page-header">quickFilters :: homepage</h2>
1.2       axel.gru   55: 
1.15      axel.gru   56: <p>Thanks for installing quickFilters! <br/>
                     58: This extension makes it much easier to create new mail filters, by simply dragging emails into folders and let quickFilters do the "heavy lifting" 
                     59: of filling in the sometimes complicated settings in the filter settings. Filters are usually used to move emails to other folders, automatically, so it makes
                     60: sense to show Thunderbird "what to do" by dragging one typical email manually, rather than filling in all the complicated details.
                     61: </p>
1.2       axel.gru   62: 
1.26      axel.gru   63: <a name='howToUse'> </a>
                     64: <h3>How to use quickFilters</h3>
1.2       axel.gru   65: <p>
                     66: With this, it is very easy to create new filters very quickly. 
1.20      axel.gru   67: </p>
                     68: <p>It will prefill the destination folder and other relevant fields after you have dragged the email into a different folder in the tree.
1.2       axel.gru   69: </p>
                     70: <ol>
1.13      axel.gru   71:   <li> Click on the quickFilters button on the main toolbar<br/>
                     72:   <img class="screenshot" src="img/quickFilters-ToolbarButton.png" alt="main menu: filter assistant">
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1.13      axel.gru   74:   <li>The button will change depicting a glowing wheel instead of the mail icon and there will be sliding notification:<br/>
                     75:   <img class="screenshot" src="img/quickFilters-Notification.png" alt="filter notification" title="filter notification assistant">
1.2       axel.gru   76: 
1.19      axel.gru   77:   <li>Drag an email into a folder on the left hand folder tree. This will open the Filter Assistant screen.<br/>
                     78:   <img class="screenshot" src="img/quickFilters-Assistant-1.6.png" alt="filter wizard" title="filter wizard">
1.13      axel.gru   79:   
                     80:   <li>select a template (e.g. "based on Sender") and click [Create Filter...] - in the example I have pulled an email into the QuickFolders folder.
                     81:   See below for a detailed description.  
                     83:   <li>Next, the Edit Filter dialog is displayed - as you can see it already tries to "guess" what  you want the filter to do when it should be applied, 
                     84:   <u>based on the email that you dragged to the folder</u>:<br/>
                     85:   <img class="screenshot" src="img/filter-Rules.png" alt="filter rules">
                     86:   <br/>Since in this case I chose "Based on Sender", it will pull all conversations from and to <i></i> into the QuickFolders folder. 
                     87:   No need to select the folder (as it has been done automatically) or to enter any condition (this is based on the template that you have chosen).
                     89:   <li>Now tweak the filter as usual and click Ok to save it (and try it out in the Filter List)
                     90:   <li>You can also click Cancel to not create the filter
                     92:   <li> in the last step Thundebird's list of filters is shown. <br/>
                     93:   <img class="screenshot" src="img/filters-List.png" alt="list of filters">
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1.13      axel.gru   95:   <li>You can repeat the process from step 2 to create more filters
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1.13      axel.gru   97:   <li>When you're done, click the filter button again to disable "Filter Wizard" mode.
1.2       axel.gru   98: </ol>
1.26      axel.gru  100: <a name='assistant'> </a>
                    101: <h3>The Filter Assistant</h3>
                    102:   <p>On this screen, you select what type of information (conditions) will trigger the filter action, 
                    103:           and what kind of actions the filter will carry out. A condition is a 'fact' that applies to the 
                    104:                 incoming email, such as 'the sender is fred', 'the mail is tagged as important', 
                    105:                 'this message is more than a month old' etc. The action can be 'move message to freds folder',
                    106:                 'tag message as personal', 'set message low priority', 'mark message with a star'.</p>
                    107:                 <img src="img/quickFilters-Assistant-2.3.png" alt="quickFilters Assistant"/><br/>
                    108:                 <p>
                    109:                 The templates offered here make this a much easier and quicker process and fill prefill the 
                    110:                 new filter accordingly.</p>
1.13      axel.gru  112: <a name='templates'> </a>
1.4       axel.gru  113: <h3>Filter Templates</h3>
1.13      axel.gru  114: 
1.4       axel.gru  115: <p>This section describes the different patterns used to create filters based on the dragged email. 
1.2       axel.gru  116: I will probably add more templates in future, if I get good requests from the users. 
                    117: Simply head over to the <a href="bugs.html">bugs section</a> to suggest new templates.
                    118: <br/>
1.19      axel.gru  119: <div id='templates'>
                    120:        <h4>Based on Sender (from)</h4>
                    121:        <p>Probably the most used pattern: this will retrieve the sender's email address and paste it into the from and to filter conditions fields.
                    122:        This way a whole conversation with the sender will be moved to the new folder.
                    123:        </p>
                    124:        <h4>Based on Recipient (to)</h4>
                    125:        <p>Similar to 'Based on Sender': use this when you move an email from yourself 
                    126:        to somebody else. This will retrieve the recpient's email address and paste it into 
                    127:        the from and to filter conditions fields. This way the complete conversation with 
                    128:        the contact will be moved to the new folder.</p>
                    129:        <h4>Mailing List</h4>
                    130:        <p>
                    131:        Similar to Based on Sender, but it doesn't fill the 'to' condition field.
                    132:        </p>
                    133:        <h4>Subscriptions - By Subject [Keyword]</h4>
                    134:        <p>
                    135:        This will look for special "bracketed" expressions, e.g. [amo-editors] or {Mozilla} and create a filter condition based on these; a lot of
                    136:        mass email is set up using this pattern, so it is really easy to use.
                    137:        </p>
                    138:        <h4>By Tags</h4>
                    139:        <p>
                    140:        Uses the tags of the email and adds them as filter conditions.
                    141:        </p>
                    142: </div>
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1.26      axel.gru  144: <a name='merge'> </a>
                    145: <h3>Merging Filters</h3>
                    146: <p>This is a special screen on the filter assistant which is shown if there are already filters that carry out the same action
                    147:    as the one you want your new filter to do. It can also be invoked using the 'Merge Filters' button on the filter toolbar.
                    148:         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
                    149:         makes sure that no other filters can be merged together.</p>
                    151: <img src="img/NewFilter-Merge.png" alt="quickFilters Merge"/><br/>
1.20      axel.gru  153: 
1.26      axel.gru  154: <a name='messagesAlreadyMoved'> </a>
1.20      axel.gru  155: <h3>Mail that's already moved</h3>
1.26      axel.gru  156: 
1.20      axel.gru  157: 
                    158: <p>What if already have moved my Mails to another folder? 
                    159: Chances are that sometimes forget switching on the filter assistant, or we have already moved a lot of mail around manually.
                    160: In this case the quickFilters version 1.6 now adds a context menu to the message list:<br/>
                    161: <img src="img/contextMenu.png" alt="Creating a filter from a moved message"/><br/>
                    162: just right-click the mail you want to choose for your filter, and then click on QuickFilters: "Create Filter from Message...". 
                    163: Alternatively, simply select the message and use the "Message" menu.
                    164: </p>
1.2       axel.gru  166: <a name='messageFilterList'> 
                    167: <h3>The Message Filter List</h3>
                    168: </a>
1.27    ! axel.gru  170: <p>In quickFilters, I added more functions to the filter list dialog - I created these after it had
        !           171: become a simple thing to create many filters with few clicks. 
1.2       axel.gru  172: </p>
1.25      axel.gru  173: <img src="img/messageFilters.png" alt="Message Filters: new features"/><br/>
                    174: <p>The biggest new feature here is the addition of a Search box, which allows filtering the number of results. 
                    175: I was able to submit this as a patch to Thunderbird itself and it is not part of the main product.</p>
                    176: <p>The toolbar has some useful functions that were missing:</p>
                    177: <ul>
                    178:   <li> cut / copy / paste: these are designed to transfer filters from one account to another. 
                    179:             Select one ore more filters, then push cut or or copy, then select a new account (in the 'Filters for' drop down), 
                    180:                         then paste the filters to the other account.</li>
                    181:        <li> merge filters: allows putting multiple filters into one, provided they do th same action. E.g. if two filters all
                    182:             move mails to the 'Fred' folder, you can merge them together into one filter. The assistant will ask you to select
                    183:                         the "Target" filter, which is the one that gets the conditions from the other filters. Once you confirm the "Target Filter"
                    184:                         by clicking Ok, the merged filters will be deleted.</li>
                    185:        <li> clone filter: makes a copy of a filter in the account and opens the edit dialog so it can be modified. </li>
                    186:        <li> Filter assistant mode toggle: once this is active, quickFilters will listen for manual mail movement and tagging emails. 
                    187:             If any of these actions occur, the assistant is started so that a filter can be created based on this action</li>
                    188:        <li> The Support Site button opens this page. </li>
                    189:        <li> The wrench button displays quickFilters global preferences. </li>
                    190: </ul>
1.2       axel.gru  191: <p>Also you can now move the filter to the top of the bottom of the list. This is actually significant as the 
                    192: order you see on screen is the same as the order in which the filters are executed. This also means, if a filter
                    193: on the top moves a message from the inbox then the filters below will not get a chance to execute on this message;
                    194: as the filters are only executed on messages in the inbox, they will simply be ignored. Therefore it is very important 
                    195: that it remains easy to re-order the relative positions of the filters. This also works while the search box is active.</p>
1.4       axel.gru  196: 
                    198: <h3><a name="other">My other Extensions - highly recommended</a></h3>
                    199: <br/>
1.17      axel.gru  201: <div id='myProjects'>
                    202:        <h4 class="QuickFolders"><a href="">QuickFolders</a></h4>
                    203:        <p>
                    204:        <a href="">QuickFolders</a>
                    205:        (Thunderbird / Postbox) takes the pain out of working with many mail folders; has currently 22,000 daily users and the top rated message reading extensions.<br>
                    206:        </p>
                    208:        <h4 class="ZombieKeys"><a href="">Zombie Keys</a></h4>
                    209:        <p>
                    210:        <a href="">Zombie Keys for Firefox / SeaMonkey</a> ; 
                    211:        <a href="">Zombie Keys for Thunderbird / Postbox</a>
                    212:        <br>
                    213:        <p>Entering European languages (which include diacritics (accented characters, diaeresis, umlauts, etc.), ligatures, the Euro sign, etc.) 
                    214:        into Mozilla applications using a non-native keyboards doesn't have to be a pain any more! 
                    215:        </p>
                    217:        <h4 class="QuickPasswords"><a href="">QuickPasswords</a></h4>
                    218:        <p>
                    219:        <a href="">QuickPasswords for Firefox / SeaMonkey</a>;
                    220:        <a href="">QuickPasswords for Thunderbird / Postbox</a>
                    221:        <br>
                    222:        this is a very neat and quick way to retrieve and use a growing number
                    223:        of passwords, without displaying them on screen or having to re-type them. 
                    224:        Also supports renaming of multiple passwords!
                    225:        </p>
                    226: </div>
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