On Sun, 20 Nov 2005 04:19:05 +0100, Eugene Paskevich wrote:
On Sun, 20 Nov 2005 04:11:41 +0200, Rijk van Geijtenbeek
Such a system (I know what you mean, I used The Bat before I switched
to Opera, and it had great filters) is only necessary if a message can
only end up in one filter. That filter had better be the one were you
first look for a specific message, so order is important. But with
filters as dynamic views into a single message database, where messages
can turn up in every view where they are relevant, the point is moot.
Ok, but what can you, Rijk, advise on the topic about parent/child
Is it only for ability to narrow child filters on those mails in parent
Till now I see no other use. :-(
That's right, that's probably the only use. You can created a big nested
list of filters if you want, but the mail panel fails to give proper
information when unread messages are contained in subfolders. And you
can't drag filters around, so it's a hassle to manage a tree of filters
when you change your mind.
BTW, note the mmm... "race condition" in marking messages filtered.
For example see my post with subject "Filter problem + 2 wishes".
Pity no one replied it.
Sorry, I was a bit preoccupied those days. See my blog :)
You are right, messages moved to a 'mark as filtered' filter are only
hidden from Received after a restart.
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Rijk van Geijtenbeek
Opera Software ASA, Documentation & QA