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ep2012

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Post Posted October 18th, 2017, 12:59 pm

So after redoing my entire Thunderbird, I was HOPING the mail filters would work since they didn't work before, but I'm now finding out that TB made it so only ONE filter works & whatever that one filter is listed in the mail filters takes precedence.

Why did they do that? :(

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Post Posted October 19th, 2017, 5:25 am

Maybe because you can build more than one test and more than one action into a given filter. What are you trying to do?

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Post Posted October 19th, 2017, 9:52 am

So you can only have one action per e-mail account?

I get many different e-mails with different subject lines & they have to go into different folders. Is that not allowed?

This seems very strange.

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Post Posted October 19th, 2017, 2:22 pm

No, you can have multiple actions per account. I've just tested using two filters to filter incoming messages to one account. One filter added a tag to the messages while the second added a star to messages.
We don't know how you have set up those filters so it's impossible to say why you've seen problems with this.

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Post Posted October 21st, 2017, 5:37 am

Sure, there is an order. Why not? See https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/or ... ng-filters

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