filtering IMAP by message body?
Lonni J Friedman
netllama at gmail.com
Wed Nov 15 00:37:13 UTC 2006
On 11/14/06, Ed Greshko <Ed.Greshko at greshko.com> wrote:
> Lonni J Friedman wrote:
> > Hopefully one of the gurus here can help with this one. I reguarly
> > receive over 4000 (yes, 4000) pieces of non-spam email each day, via
> > an IMAP server. I desperately need a means of filtering/sorting my
> > email based on the contents of the message body (rather than just the
> > header). As far as I can tell, this isn't possible with thunderbird
> > when using IMAP (only POP). Anyone know of any reliable means of
> > doing this with a different full-featured email client?
> Yes, it can be done with thunderbird.
> You just highlight the folder you want to have sorted/filtered. Then you
> right click the folder and select "search messages". You search for
> something in the body and then you click save "save as search folder".
> This, of course, is a "virtual folder" but it does work quite well...at
> least for me.
When I do that, there is no means of sorting by the Body, just all the
assorted parts of the message header.
L. Friedman netllama at gmail.com
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