[ubuntu-uk] Automatically moving mail from a specific sender to a certain file?

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Sun Aug 16 19:43:24 BST 2009

Liam Wilson wrote:
> Hey, I'm using Thunderbird as my  default mail application for my  
> Emails (As  opposed to Evolution), and as I am subscribed to a number of 
> Mailing Lists, I thought it would be a lot simpler to organise the Lists 
> into folders, so each list has a folder of its own. Is it possible, 
> therefore, to have mail from a list sent automatically to the specific 
> folder?
> For example, If I created a folder and called it UBUNTU-UK, would it be 
> possible to have all mail from this list sent automatically to that 
> folder as soon as it downloaded? The same goes for my other lists, such 
> as UBUNTU-GAMING and GNU-GENERATION, could I have them separated into 
> different files, and if so, how would I go about doing it? It would just 
> make organizing my mail a bit easier, that's all.
> Thanks,
> Liam Wilson
Yep, you need to look for message filters.  You can specify that new 
messages that meet a certain criteria (for instance anything that has 
[ubuntu-uk] in the subject or is from a specific sender) is moved into 
the folder (or deleted etc).

It works fairly well, I use it for a few e-mails that I get through from 
specific mailing lists.


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