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1.2       axel.gru   38: <li>Version <a href="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/quickfilters/versions/0.8">0.8</a> First Release</li>
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1.2       axel.gru   69: 
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                     72: <h2 class="page-header">QuickFilters</h2>
                     73: 
                     74: <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. 
                     75: It can be used independantly of, or in conjunction with quickFolders.</p>
                     76: 
                     77: <a name='messageFilterAssistant'> 
                     78: <h3>The Filter Assistant</h3>
                     79: </a>
                     80: <p>
                     81: With this, it is very easy to create new filters very quickly. 
                     82: </p>
                     83: <p>I actually invested 2 weeks of work over the last Christmas Holidays in order to write the "Filter Wizard"; this will 
                     84: prefill the destination folder for you after you have dragged the email into one of the folders in the folder tree.
                     85: </p>
                     86: <ol>
                     87:        <li> Click on the quickFilters button on the main toolbar<br/>
1.3       axel.gru   88:        <img class="screenshot" src="img/quickFilters-ToolbarButton.png" alt="main menu: filter assistant">
1.2       axel.gru   89: 
                     90:        <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   91:        <img class="screenshot" src="img/quickFilters-Notification.png" alt="filter notification" title="filter notification assistant">
1.2       axel.gru   92: 
                     93:        <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   94:        <img class="screenshot" src="img/quickFilters-Assistant.png" alt="filter wizard" title="filter wizard">
1.2       axel.gru   95:        
                     96:        <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.
                     97:        See below for a detailed description.  
                     98: 
                     99:        <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, 
                    100:        <u>based on the email that you dragged to the folder</u>:<br/>
1.3       axel.gru  101:        <img class="screenshot" src="img/filter-Rules.png" alt="filter rules">
1.2       axel.gru  102:        <br/>Since in this case I chose "Based on Sender", it will pull all conversations from and to <i>joe@quickFolders.com</i> into the QuickFolders folder. 
                    103:        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).
                    104: 
                    105:        <li>Now tweak the filter as usual and click Ok to save it (and try it out in the Filter List)
                    106:        <li>You can also click Cancel to not create the filter
                    107:        
                    108:        <li> in the last step Thundebird's list of filters is shown. <br/>
1.3       axel.gru  109:        <img class="screenshot" src="img/filters-List.png" alt="list of filters">
1.2       axel.gru  110: 
                    111:        <li>You can repeat the process from step 2 to create more filters
                    112: 
                    113:        <li>When you're done, click the filter button again to disable "Filter Wizard" mode.
                    114: </ol>
                    115: 
                    116: <a name='templates'> 
1.4       axel.gru  117: <h3>Filter Templates</h3>
1.2       axel.gru  118: </a>
1.4       axel.gru  119: <p>This section describes the different patterns used to create filters based on the dragged email. 
1.2       axel.gru  120: I will probably add more templates in future, if I get good requests from the users. 
                    121: Simply head over to the <a href="bugs.html">bugs section</a> to suggest new templates.
                    122: <br/>
                    123: <h4>Based on Sender (from)</h4>
                    124: <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.
                    125: This way a whole conversation to and from the the sender will be moved to the new folder.
                    126: </p>
                    127: <h4>Based on Recipient (to)</h4>
                    128: <p>Similar to "Based on Sender": use this when you mark an email you have sent yourself to somebody 
                    129: - this will the recpient's email address and paste it into the from and to filter conditions fields.
                    130: This way a whole conversation to and from the the sender will be moved to the new folder.
                    131: </p>
                    132: <h4>Mailing List</h4>
                    133: <p>
                    134: Similar to Based on Sender, but it doesn't fill the to condition field.
                    135: </p>
                    136: <h4>Subscriptions - By Subject [Keyword]</h4>
                    137: <p>
                    138: This will look for special "bracketed" expressions, e.g. [amo-editors] or {Mozilla} and create a filter condition based on these; a lot of
                    139: mass email is set up using this pattern, so it is really easy to use.
                    140: </p>
                    141: <h4>By Tags</h4>
                    142: <p>
                    143: This is a little experimental, but should one day work with tags/labels set by gmail.
                    144: </p>
                    145: 
                    146: 
                    147: <a name='messageFilterList'> 
                    148: <h3>The Message Filter List</h3>
                    149: </a>
                    150: 
                    151: <p>
                    152: I also created additional functions that I added to the filter list dialog - I created these after it had
                    153: become a simple thing to create many filters (as the list became too long to handle without the search function). 
                    154: </p>
                    155: <img src="img/messageFilters-5.png" alt="Message Filters: new features"/><br/>
                    156: <p>The biggest new feature here is the addition of a Search box, which allows filtering the number of results</p>
                    157: <p>Also you can now move the filter to the top of the bottom of the list. This is actually significant as the 
                    158: order you see on screen is the same as the order in which the filters are executed. This also means, if a filter
                    159: on the top moves a message from the inbox then the filters below will not get a chance to execute on this message;
                    160: as the filters are only executed on messages in the inbox, they will simply be ignored. Therefore it is very important 
                    161: 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  162: 
                    163: 
                    164: <h3><a name="other">My other Extensions - highly recommended</a></h3>
                    165: <br/>
                    166: 
                    167: <h4 class="QuickFolders">QuickFolders</h4>
                    168: <p>
                    169: <a href="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/quickfolders-tabbed-folders/">QuickFolders</a>
                    170: (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>
                    171: </p>
                    172: 
                    173: <h4 class="ZombieKeys">Zombie Keys</h4>
                    174: <p>
                    175: <a href="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/zombie-keys/">Zombie Keys for Firefox / SeaMonkey</a> ; 
                    176: <a href="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/zombie-keys/">Zombie Keys for Thunderbird / Postbox</a>
                    177: <br>
                    178: <p>Entering European languages (which include diacritics (accented characters, diaeresis, umlauts, etc.), ligatures, the Euro sign, etc.) 
                    179: into Mozilla applications using a non-native keyboards doesn't have to be a pain any more! 
                    180: </p>
                    181: 
                    182: <h4 class="QuickPasswords">QuickPasswords</h4>
                    183: <p>
                    184: <a href="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/quickpasswords">QuickPasswords for Firefox / SeaMonkey</a>;
                    185: <a href="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/quickpasswords">QuickPasswords for Thunderbird / Postbox</a>
                    186: <br>
                    187: this is a very neat and quick way to retrieve and use a growing number
                    188: of passwords, without displaying them on screen or having to re-type them. 
                    189: Also supports renaming of multiple passwords!
                    190: </p>
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