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    I recently switched from yahoo mail plus to gmail so I could use IMAP in Thunderbird. I currently have a gmail account and forward my yahoo plus email to it. I have set up several filters and folders to redirect incoming mail to help keep my inbox less cluttered. Most of these are newsletters, online store offers etc. For what ever reason the filters do not consistently work. I have them set-up to move the incoming folders out of the inbox and into another folder. Sometimes it does this correctly, sometimes it copies it to the other folder and leaves a copy in the inbox and sometimes it does neither. I have tried using the exact email address for the filter "discount@yourstore.com", I've tried using the from displayed name "discount" and I've tried using a wildcard and domain "*@yourstore.com" I'm ready to give up and just use local filters in thunderbird, but then if I check mail using webmail the filtering won't be applied until a session of thunderbird is started.

    Bottom line, gmail still has some work to do with filters to make creating, copying, organizing them and using them much more friendly. They really need to get rid of the ALL MAIL folder as well and allow "shift/delete" to permanently delete a message.

    If anyone has any suggestions or help it would be much appreciated.

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    JLK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo View Post
    Bottom line, gmail still has some work to do with filters to make creating, copying, organizing them and using them much more friendly.
    Agreed - they are not beta, and not even alpha, but virtually useless...
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    My filters for gmail work great. I have some hidden and some showing on my folder list on the left side.

    First, I make a label, such as "test".

    Then, I make a filter to fit that label. On maintain label, look at setting at top header. Select filter. Select appropriate field (for me, From. Has the words (for me, Amazon). Do a test search if you want. Otherwise next step button. I check skip the inbox (archive) and apply the label "test". Thus when email comes in with Amazon in the from field, it is marked and put in "test" folder. Try it.

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