Thunderbird Not Running Filters on Incoming POP

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at
Wed Dec 8 02:20:40 UTC 2004

Andrew Choens wrote:
> I really do want to use Thunderbird.  It has a kind of fun feel to it.  
> But, I have one problem that has to get cleared up first.  As everyone 
> recieving this email knows, this is a high volume list.  I have a filter 
> to move all of the incoming mail over to a folder called Fedora.  The 
> filter works fine, when I manually run the filters, but it does NOT run 
> when new mail is downloaded from my pop account.  I had this with the 
> 0.8 installed from the CD's and I'm still experiencing it with the 0.9 
> rpm I downloaded from Fresh RPMS.  Out of curiousity, I downloaded a 
> binary from mozilla, and got the same problem.  So, what's wrong with my 
> set-up?  Why won't the filters run on the incoming mail?
> If I can resolve this, I'll switch to Thunderbird, otherwise I guess I'm 
> stuck with Evolution.

What are your qualifications for the filter?  Also, make sure that the 
filter is enabled or it will not do anything.

James McKenzie

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