Thunderbird message filters

Wade Smart wadesmart at
Tue Mar 17 22:13:01 UTC 2009

Robert Spanjaard wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Mar 2009 16:47:31 -0500, Wade Smart wrote:
>> 20090317 1644 GMT-6
>> I have just been informed that I have to keep a copy of all messages
>> sent and received while working on this one project so I was going set a
>> filter and copy any message sent with a particular subject line but, it
>> also works in reverse - any message coming in as well. That isnt what I
>> wanted. And looking at the message source there is nothing that
>> indicates that the message is a outgoing or sent message.
>> Using the to wont work as it could be any number of 70 people on the
>> project.
>> Any ideas?
> I suppose all sent messages have your e-mail address in the From-header?

20090317 1707 GMT-6

They do. For this group I sent from my gmail account. I cc myself so I 
can see that I have posted to the group and I filter on that.

I am required to keep two folders for this project: sent mail and 
received mail. Filtering only on the sender (myself) means its the same 
as a sent box so an extra value is required.I see Mohler posted the 
subject. If one always knew the subject this would work but - while I 
have asked that a std marker be included (for example [ubuntu-list] for 
would be something for this group) so far that has not happened. I could 
add it on each and every message but, that is a pain when considering 
the number of messages.


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