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   11: <li>Version <a href="version.html#1.6">2.0</a>Added Toolbar and Postbox compatibility</li>
   12: <li>Version <a href="version.html#1.6">1.8</a>Cut, copy and paste to support migrating accounts</li>
   13: <li>Version <a href="">1.5.1</a>19/11/2012 - dragging emails from search folders </li>
   14: <li>Version <a href="">1.4</a>02/08/2012 - button for running filters </li>
   15: <li>Version <a href="">1.3</a>03/06/2012 - SeaMonkey support & improved auto-naming </li>
   16: <li>Version <a href="">1.2</a>23/05/2012 - error fixes, multi-cc </li>
   17: <li>Version <a href="">0.9</a> 15/05/2012 - support pages, filter list button </li>
   18: <li>Version <a href="">0.8</a> 08/05/2012 - First Release</li>
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   52: <h2 class="page-header">quickFilters :: homepage</h2>
   54: <p>Thanks for installing quickFilters! <br/>
   56: This extension makes it much easier to create new mail filters, by simply dragging emails into folders and let quickFilters do the "heavy lifting" 
   57: 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
   58: sense to show Thunderbird "what to do" by dragging one typical email manually, rather than filling in all the complicated details.
   59: </p>
   61: <a name='messageFilterAssistant'> 
   62: <h3>The Filter Assistant</h3>
   63: </a>
   64: <p>
   65: With this, it is very easy to create new filters very quickly. 
   66: </p>
   67: <p>It will prefill the destination folder and other relevant fields after you have dragged the email into a different folder in the tree.
   68: </p>
   69: <ol>
   70:   <li> Click on the quickFilters button on the main toolbar<br/>
   71:   <img class="screenshot" src="img/quickFilters-ToolbarButton.png" alt="main menu: filter assistant">
   73:   <li>The button will change depicting a glowing wheel instead of the mail icon and there will be sliding notification:<br/>
   74:   <img class="screenshot" src="img/quickFilters-Notification.png" alt="filter notification" title="filter notification assistant">
   76:   <li>Drag an email into a folder on the left hand folder tree. This will open the Filter Assistant screen.<br/>
   77:   <img class="screenshot" src="img/quickFilters-Assistant-1.6.png" alt="filter wizard" title="filter wizard">
   79:   <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.
   80:   See below for a detailed description.  
   82:   <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, 
   83:   <u>based on the email that you dragged to the folder</u>:<br/>
   84:   <img class="screenshot" src="img/filter-Rules.png" alt="filter rules">
   85:   <br/>Since in this case I chose "Based on Sender", it will pull all conversations from and to <i></i> into the QuickFolders folder. 
   86:   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).
   88:   <li>Now tweak the filter as usual and click Ok to save it (and try it out in the Filter List)
   89:   <li>You can also click Cancel to not create the filter
   91:   <li> in the last step Thundebird's list of filters is shown. <br/>
   92:   <img class="screenshot" src="img/filters-List.png" alt="list of filters">
   94:   <li>You can repeat the process from step 2 to create more filters
   96:   <li>When you're done, click the filter button again to disable "Filter Wizard" mode.
   97: </ol>
   99: <a name='templates'> </a>
  100: <h3>Filter Templates</h3>
  102: <p>This section describes the different patterns used to create filters based on the dragged email. 
  103: I will probably add more templates in future, if I get good requests from the users. 
  104: Simply head over to the <a href="bugs.html">bugs section</a> to suggest new templates.
  105: <br/>
  106: <div id='templates'>
  107: 	<h4>Based on Sender (from)</h4>
  108: 	<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.
  109: 	This way a whole conversation with the sender will be moved to the new folder.
  110: 	</p>
  111: 	<h4>Based on Recipient (to)</h4>
  112: 	<p>Similar to 'Based on Sender': use this when you move an email from yourself 
  113: 	to somebody else. This will retrieve the recpient's email address and paste it into 
  114: 	the from and to filter conditions fields. This way the complete conversation with 
  115: 	the contact will be moved to the new folder.</p>
  116: 	<h4>Mailing List</h4>
  117: 	<p>
  118: 	Similar to Based on Sender, but it doesn't fill the 'to' condition field.
  119: 	</p>
  120: 	<h4>Subscriptions - By Subject [Keyword]</h4>
  121: 	<p>
  122: 	This will look for special "bracketed" expressions, e.g. [amo-editors] or {Mozilla} and create a filter condition based on these; a lot of
  123: 	mass email is set up using this pattern, so it is really easy to use.
  124: 	</p>
  125: 	<h4>By Tags</h4>
  126: 	<p>
  127: 	Uses the tags of the email and adds them as filter conditions.
  128: 	</p>
  129: </div>
  132: <a name='messagesAlreadyMoved'> 
  133: <h3>Mail that's already moved</h3>
  134: </a>
  136: <p>What if already have moved my Mails to another folder? 
  137: Chances are that sometimes forget switching on the filter assistant, or we have already moved a lot of mail around manually.
  138: In this case the quickFilters version 1.6 now adds a context menu to the message list:<br/>
  139: <img src="img/contextMenu.png" alt="Creating a filter from a moved message"/><br/>
  140: just right-click the mail you want to choose for your filter, and then click on QuickFilters: "Create Filter from Message...". 
  141: Alternatively, simply select the message and use the "Message" menu.
  142: </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>
  161: <h3><a name="other">My other Extensions - highly recommended</a></h3>
  162: <br/>
  164: <div id='myProjects'>
  165: 	<h4 class="QuickFolders"><a href="">QuickFolders</a></h4>
  166: 	<p>
  167: 	<a href="">QuickFolders</a>
  168: 	(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>
  169: 	</p>
  171: 	<h4 class="ZombieKeys"><a href="">Zombie Keys</a></h4>
  172: 	<p>
  173: 	<a href="">Zombie Keys for Firefox / SeaMonkey</a> ; 
  174: 	<a href="">Zombie Keys for Thunderbird / Postbox</a>
  175: 	<br>
  176: 	<p>Entering European languages (which include diacritics (accented characters, diaeresis, umlauts, etc.), ligatures, the Euro sign, etc.) 
  177: 	into Mozilla applications using a non-native keyboards doesn't have to be a pain any more! 
  178: 	</p>
  180: 	<h4 class="QuickPasswords"><a href="">QuickPasswords</a></h4>
  181: 	<p>
  182: 	<a href="">QuickPasswords for Firefox / SeaMonkey</a>;
  183: 	<a href="">QuickPasswords for Thunderbird / Postbox</a>
  184: 	<br>
  185: 	this is a very neat and quick way to retrieve and use a growing number
  186: 	of passwords, without displaying them on screen or having to re-type them. 
  187: 	Also supports renaming of multiple passwords!
  188: 	</p>
  189: </div>

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