kmail filter issue

James Gray james at
Wed Jan 11 07:38:54 UTC 2006

On Wed, 11 Jan 2006 17:39, Brian Astill wrote:
> I have created a list of filters for incoming mail, but all incoming
> messages are being dumped into the wastebin  :-(
> If I "select all" in the wastebin and try "Apply all filters" there is no
> result, except some HD thrashing.
> BUT if I "select all" and apply any one of my filters - it does exactly
> as it should and puts the right messages into the right folder. ie the
> filter instructions seem to have been set up correctly.
> I have eleven filters in my filter list and spam checking and dumping
> into the wastebin only comes AFTER those eleven in the fllter list.
> So .. can anyone help me with a solution to my problem?
> TIA.

Try looking at the filter log.  In Kmail:
Tools -> Filter Log Viewer...

Then check the box to "Log filter activities".  Now re-run your tests on a 
group of messages and on a single message.  Have a look in the log and see 
what you can figure out.


Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking
almost gently.  The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
		-- James Cabell, "The Silver Stallion"
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