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Post Posted September 28th, 2017, 1:08 pm

I would like to filter on tag=old and days are more than 100 and then remove the old tag as an action and so avoid having to open each message manually. Is there a way to do this in a batch without moving or deleting the messages from their current folders?
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Post Posted September 28th, 2017, 2:34 pm

Manually launch a message filter using tools -> run filters on folder. It can do that for all messages in the current folder.

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Post Posted September 28th, 2017, 3:27 pm

I can see that putting the messages in one search folder will bring them together. into one virtual folder. How do I remove all the old tags for all the messages in the virtual folder without opening each message and entering 0?
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Post Posted September 28th, 2017, 5:41 pm

You said the tag was called old. Install the Filtaquilla add-on to add a action called "remove tag" to message filters. You need to do that since they didn't add a built-in capability to reset or clear tags.

Create a message filter with "match all of the following checked", where "Tags" "contains" "old" "+" "Age in Days" "is greater than" "100" with action "Remove Tag" "old"

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunde ... la/?src=ss (see the first comment for how to modify the extension so it will work with 52.*)
http://mesquilla.com/extensions/filtaquilla/ (explains the features)

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Post Posted September 29th, 2017, 3:52 pm

Thank you that was what I wanted but did not know about Filtaquila. I just went to install it. The addon site says it is not suitable for TB 52.3. (64bit)
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Post Posted September 29th, 2017, 5:10 pm

Did you notice "(see the first comment for how to modify the extension so it will work with 52.*)" ?

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Post Posted September 30th, 2017, 1:58 pm

Could you please give me a link for the modification. I can't find it.

I have found it. Thanks for your help
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