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1.2       axel.gru   38: <li>Version <a href="">0.8</a> First Release</li>
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1.2       axel.gru   66: 
                     68: <a name='main'></a>
                     69: <h2 class="page-header">QuickFilters</h2>
                     71: <p>This is a new extension of mine that extends some of the new filter behavior already seen in QuickFolders and brings it to the folder tree. 
                     72: It can be used independantly of, or in conjunction with quickFolders.</p>
                     74: <a name='messageFilterAssistant'> 
                     75: <h3>The Filter Assistant</h3>
                     76: </a>
                     77: <p>
                     78: With this, it is very easy to create new filters very quickly. 
                     79: </p>
                     80: <p>I actually invested 2 weeks of work over the last Christmas Holidays in order to write the "Filter Wizard"; this will 
                     81: prefill the destination folder for you after you have dragged the email into one of the folders in the folder tree.
                     82: </p>
                     83: <ol>
                     84:        <li> Click on the quickFilters button on the main toolbar<br/>
1.3       axel.gru   85:        <img class="screenshot" src="img/quickFilters-ToolbarButton.png" alt="main menu: filter assistant">
1.2       axel.gru   86: 
                     87:        <li>The button will change depicting a glowing wheel instead of the mail icon and there will be sliding notification:<br/>
1.3       axel.gru   88:        <img class="screenshot" src="img/quickFilters-Notification.png" alt="filter notification" title="filter notification assistant">
1.2       axel.gru   89: 
                     90:        <li>Drag an email into a folder on the left hand folder tree. This will trigger the Create Filter Assistant.<br/>
1.3       axel.gru   91:        <img class="screenshot" src="img/quickFilters-Assistant.png" alt="filter wizard" title="filter wizard">
1.2       axel.gru   92:        
                     93:        <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.
                     94:        See below for a detailed description.  
                     96:        <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, 
                     97:        <u>based on the email that you dragged to the folder</u>:<br/>
1.3       axel.gru   98:        <img class="screenshot" src="img/filter-Rules.png" alt="filter rules">
1.2       axel.gru   99:        <br/>Since in this case I chose "Based on Sender", it will pull all conversations from and to <i></i> into the QuickFolders folder. 
                    100:        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).
                    102:        <li>Now tweak the filter as usual and click Ok to save it (and try it out in the Filter List)
                    103:        <li>You can also click Cancel to not create the filter
                    105:        <li> in the last step Thundebird's list of filters is shown. <br/>
1.3       axel.gru  106:        <img class="screenshot" src="img/filters-List.png" alt="list of filters">
1.2       axel.gru  107: 
                    108:        <li>You can repeat the process from step 2 to create more filters
                    110:        <li>When you're done, click the filter button again to disable "Filter Wizard" mode.
                    111: </ol>
                    113: <a name='templates'> 
1.4       axel.gru  114: <h3>Filter Templates</h3>
1.2       axel.gru  115: </a>
1.4       axel.gru  116: <p>This section describes the different patterns used to create filters based on the dragged email. 
1.2       axel.gru  117: I will probably add more templates in future, if I get good requests from the users. 
                    118: Simply head over to the <a href="bugs.html">bugs section</a> to suggest new templates.
                    119: <br/>
                    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 to and from the 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 mark an email you have sent yourself to somebody 
                    126: - this will the recpient's email address and paste it into the from and to filter conditions fields.
                    127: This way a whole conversation to and from the the sender will be moved to the new folder.
                    128: </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: This is a little experimental, but should one day work with tags/labels set by gmail.
                    141: </p>
                    144: <a name='messageFilterList'> 
                    145: <h3>The Message Filter List</h3>
                    146: </a>
                    148: <p>
                    149: I also created additional functions that I added to the filter list dialog - I created these after it had
                    150: become a simple thing to create many filters (as the list became too long to handle without the search function). 
                    151: </p>
                    152: <img src="img/messageFilters-5.png" alt="Message Filters: new features"/><br/>
                    153: <p>The biggest new feature here is the addition of a Search box, which allows filtering the number of results</p>
                    154: <p>Also you can now move the filter to the top of the bottom of the list. This is actually significant as the 
                    155: order you see on screen is the same as the order in which the filters are executed. This also means, if a filter
                    156: on the top moves a message from the inbox then the filters below will not get a chance to execute on this message;
                    157: as the filters are only executed on messages in the inbox, they will simply be ignored. Therefore it is very important 
                    158: 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  159: 
                    161: <h3><a name="other">My other Extensions - highly recommended</a></h3>
                    162: <br/>
                    164: <h4 class="QuickFolders">QuickFolders</h4>
                    165: <p>
                    166: <a href="">QuickFolders</a>
                    167: (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>
                    168: </p>
                    170: <h4 class="ZombieKeys">Zombie Keys</h4>
                    171: <p>
                    172: <a href="">Zombie Keys for Firefox / SeaMonkey</a> ; 
                    173: <a href="">Zombie Keys for Thunderbird / Postbox</a>
                    174: <br>
                    175: <p>Entering European languages (which include diacritics (accented characters, diaeresis, umlauts, etc.), ligatures, the Euro sign, etc.) 
                    176: into Mozilla applications using a non-native keyboards doesn't have to be a pain any more! 
                    177: </p>
                    179: <h4 class="QuickPasswords">QuickPasswords</h4>
                    180: <p>
                    181: <a href="">QuickPasswords for Firefox / SeaMonkey</a>;
                    182: <a href="">QuickPasswords for Thunderbird / Postbox</a>
                    183: <br>
                    184: this is a very neat and quick way to retrieve and use a growing number
                    185: of passwords, without displaying them on screen or having to re-type them. 
                    186: Also supports renaming of multiple passwords!
                    187: </p>

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