Re: Thunderbird: how to create a filter to work *only* in starred messages?
- Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2017 14:59:56 -0200
- From: Balaco ocalaB <ocalab@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Thunderbird: how to create a filter to work *only* in starred messages?
Em 29-12-2017 14:41, WaltS48 escreveu:
On 12/29/17 11:24 AM, Balaco ocalaB wrote:
Em 29-12-2017 14:01, WaltS48 escreveu:
On 12/29/17 10:49 AM, Ocalab wrote:
No, I think that does not help, Walt. I already knew that filter, and
I have tried to use it. It does not work
Okay. Good luck finding a solution.
Well, I explained how I used that, and detailed what happened. If you
did read it (which I assume you did), I think I did not make anything
wrong there. But, as that quote above here say, it does not work.
Thank you for your attention
Don't make assumptions.
Sometimes I make them. It seems better.
Quick filter works fine to select starred messages, then search the Body
of the message for any words. Once you enter a word in the Search field
Body is the last option for "Filter messages by:".
Yes, I could select all the 77 starred messages I had in this newsgroup
(when I made that previous post). After pressing the quick filter button
named "with star", I typed something in the "Filter these messages"
field, which make a few more buttons appear. I activate the button
"Message text", but no message appears. If I clean this field again, the
77 messages are listed again. Seeing them, I can (manually) open one
specific message that contains 4 occurrences of the word I typed in the
"Filter these messages" field of the quick filter. This is a
contradiction, don't you agree with that?
I detailed and showed screenshots of each of the steps I said in the
last paragraph, in my message of 15:49 UTC.
If you want the word you are searching for to be highlighted, you have
to find the messages with the word in them using Quick Filter.
I do not need it to be highlight. From the messages currently listed, I
want all the messages which contain a specific word in their body, at
least one time. And I could not make a filter for that because I do not
know how to create a filter (with menu "tools > message filter") that
has a rule of starred messages.
Then use the "Find in page" search feature. Launch that by using the key
combination Ctrl+F. Then type the word in the Search field.
I know and knew that. But that works to find a word in one of the
messages listed in a specific newsgroup. I want to search a word in all
of them. Using a filter seemed the right idea, but I could not make it
work, so I asked for help here.
Search the official Thunderbird Support site for how to use filters.
Maybe you will find something there.
I will do that right now. Thank you.
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