quickFilters Version History

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Version 2.8 260.5 kB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 9.0 and later

  • [Bug 25863] Filter by 'Reply To' field - extensions.quickfilters.experimental.replyTo
  • [Bug 25893] Added Toolbarbuttons for QuickFolders' current folder bar
  • [Bug 25895] Option to uncheck "Apply filter when getting new mail"
  • add sliding notification after run filters command
  • [Bug 25912] Support adding subjects from multiple Emails

Version 2.7.1 254.6 kB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 9.0 and later

  • [Bug 25876] Disable two way-address search selected the wrong condition:

    When Selecting the "Sender" template it used "To" instead of "From" from the left drop down. When Selecting the "Recipient" template it used "From" instead of
  • [FR 25875] Refresh+Focus Message Filters List after filter creation even if already open
  • [FR 25877] New option to automatically select merge instead of new filter. The merged filter will be pre-selected if there is already a filter doing the same action. There is also an option to skip this screen entirely (always merge when possible)
  • [Bug 25829] Pasting filters positions wrong when search box active. If the search box
    was used in the filter list, cut / paste did not insert the filters at the expected position (before last selected filter).
  • [Bug 25873] Postbox: Listen for Tag changes doesn't work. <br>
    Postbox has a different tag change listener, so it needed its own implementation for this.
    Once a tag is added and the assistant is active this will be picked up by quickFilters and the filter definition process is started.
  • [Bug 25874] Postbox: cannot merge 2 different filters, unless they are next to each other
  • Improved Folder context "Find Filter" Command behavior when multiple filters are found (Sm, Pb)

Version 2.7 243.2 kB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 9.0 and later

  • [Bug 25737]Implemented a filter sorting feature like suggested at

  • [Bug 25812] Tool to find all filters that move mail to a specific folder.
    This will search all accounts for filters that would move or copy mail to the specific folder.

  • [Bug 25748] Automatic Refresh of Duplicate List:
    the duplicate search result list refreshes itself after you have removed the duplicate filters instead of
    having to manually close the window and perform a new duplicate search.

  • Postbox / SeaMonkey: Fixed insert position for cut/paste functionality

  • (Thunderbird / Postbox) Improved notification message for premium features

Version 2.6.1 232.9 kB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 9.0 and later

  • [Bug 25802] After editing an existing Filter (Assistant with Merge), it should be selected in List
  • [Bug 25805] "Find duplicate attributes" tool now also matches target folders
  • Postbox: added "create filter from message" in thread pane context menu
  • "Remove duplicate condition" context menu command: Improved highlighting of duplicate matches in Filter Rules - on some systems the background gradient was not visible, so it now falls back to a plain red background
  • Completed Chinese translations for 2.6
  • The merge symbol (m+) which is appended to the name of a merged filter can now be modified using the config setting:
  • When displaying long folder names in duplicate search, these will be now cut off at the
    front (30 characters limit) to avoid an excessively wide duplicate list

Version 2.6 230.9 kB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 9.0 and later

  • [Bug 25752] Added search options for specific filter attributes (Premium Feature)
    • Name: search for filter name (the conventional way)
    • Target Folder: If the filter moves or copies mail to a folder, searches these folder name for the term entered
    • Search Condition: Searches all filter conditions that have text, such as From, To, Subject, Body
    • Add Tag: Searches all Filters that add a Tag and searches the Tag for the term entered
    • Reply with Template: Searches all filters that reply mail. The subject of the template is searched for the entered term.
  • [Bug 25789] Added tool to detect duplicate conditions / actions. This lists filters that might do the same or determine conditions the same way (according to all text attributes that are searchable with the new search features from Bug 25752 described above)
  • added "from Domain" filter template
  • Fixed [Bug 25758] accounts without a from email address fail with error "idMail is null"
  • Added notification system for premium features
  • Added hidden switch extensions.quickfilters.showListAfterCreateFilter to disable showing list after editing filter rules

Version 2.5 204.9 kB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 9.0 and later

  • (Thunderbird only) Added 2 new search methods: search target folder and search conditions
    (only text conditions such as Addresses or body, subject line) are affected
  • [Bug 25727] Allow to create Group Filter with "Create Filter from Message" menu
  • you can now cut / paste in the same account in order to move filters to a different position.
    Click on the filter where you want to insert the items.
  • Prompt for adding a customized subject to support email
  • Right-clicking on quickFilters button opens options

New Options
  • Added UI switches to support Postbox's quickmove feature
  • Switch for disabling Tag listener
  • Option to disable two-way addressing
  • Added a link for download / installing "Copy Sent to Current"

Version 2.4 192.7 kB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 9.0 and later

  • Fixed [Bug 25686] Cloning Filters fails with Non-String condition attributes. If a filter condition compares with read status or another non-string attribute (e.g. date, number of age in days etc.) the Clone will silently fail.
  • Added support for creating filters from virtual (saved search) folders
  • [FR 25691] Support for Postbox quickmove feature - also support the filter assistant when moving mail to a folder using the shortcut key [v]
  • Mostly fixed: [Bug 25688] Creating Filter on IMAP fails after 7 attempts - caused by missing msgDatbase on target folder. This will now only happen in Postbox, if the target folder is on a different IMAP account than the folder we move the email from. It should not be generated when you move the email to a different folder in the same account or to a local folder.
  • Postbox: [Fixed] Most Support Site links did not work.
  • Postbox: [Fixed] gFolderDisplay doesn't exist so selectedMessages could not be determined (Message > quickFilter: define Filter from message)
  • Postbox: [Fixed] Broken styling in Options dialog (Support links + Donate button) due to legacy display menu. Added legacy styles for Postbox.

Version 2.3 184.5 kB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 9.0 and later

  • Default "Target Folder" action to active when using context menu (create filter from message)
  • Added help buttons to filter list and filter assistant
  • Improved merging of filters
  • Bugfix: Postbox does not implement nsMsgFolderFlags

Version 2.2 181.6 kB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 9.0 and later

  • Implemented [FR 25668] - Allow "move to folder action" to be disabled. Automatically switches off "move to folder" in
    Inbox, Drafts, SentMail, Newsgroup, Queue, Templates.
  • Implemented [FR 25669] - Added a listener for adding Tags (keywords) to a Mail
  • Added an option to disable donation page after update. To disable, simply right-click the orange donation button on the bottom right of the preferences dialog.
    A confirmation message will ask whether the donation page shall be disabled.

Version 2.1 177.5 kB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 9.0 and later

  • [FR 25627] - new Filter template: Group of People (add email-adresses from multiple mails)
  • [FR 25582] - Allow cloning Filters within the same Mail Account
  • improved function that copies filter conditions - copies used to be dependant on their originals
  • widened template list to avoid filter titles being cut off
  • Made debug options window (displayed when you right-click the debug checkbox) search box readonly to avoid accidentally changing unrelated settings.
  • fixed a problem in onCloseNotification - Postbox had trouble removing the sliding notification

Version 2.0 169.1 kB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 9.0 and later

  • Added a toolbar which shows the quickFilters commands: Copy, Cut, Paste, Merge, Start Assistant, and settings.
  • Added Postbox compatibility (still experimental)
  • Improved integration with QuickFolders
  • Compatibility change for Tb 24 / Sm2.17 (nsIMsgAccountManager.accounts changed from nsIMutableArray to nsIArray)
  • Added donate button to settings dialog

Version 1.8 152.6 kB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 9.0 and later

  • french locale completed [thanks to Jojaba - BabelZilla]
  • [FR 25440] Added Cut, Copy and Paste to transfer filters between accounts. <br/>
    note: the target folders of filters are currently not changed, improvements around this are planned in a future release.
  • [Bug 25389] merging filters throws NS_ERROR_FAILURE - this can happen if there is an invalid action in a filter, please check debug log for more information
  • [FR 15388] Added "run Filters" command to folder tree menu
  • guards against not selecting enough filters before using the "Merge" command
  • some debugging improvements during createFilter

Version 1.7 141.6 kB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 9.0 and later

  • [FR 25199] "Add Rules to existing filters". If a filter already exists in the account that does the same action (move to same folder, add a certain tag or set a certain priority) this will be detected and the conditions from the new mail can be added to the existing filter.
  • Existing filters with same action can now be merged together
  • Styling QuickFolders filter wizard icons with that of quickFilters assistant
  • Fixed [Bug 25362] If assistant button is removed from toolbar, starting filter assistant throws "TypeError: doc.getElementById(...) is null"

Version 1.6.1 132.1 kB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 9.0 and later

  • [FR 24888] "Create Filters for messages that have already been moved" in context and message menu
  • additional filter actions: Copy tags, priority and star (flag in SeaMonkey)

    note: when selected, these will be copied independently of the used template.
  • improved version comparison algorithm to avoid too many version history / donation tabs when working on prereleases
  • Added sv-SE locale by Lakrits
  • Changed defaults for naming rules: now the parent folder is prepended rather than appending the keyword by default
  • [FR 25321] Option to start Filter Assistant automatically<br/>
  • Fixed size for large icon mode
  • Improved contrast of filter activation icon

Version 1.5.1 121.6 kB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 9.0 and later

  • Fixed [Bug 25203] "Error when adding a filter if Message Filters window is already open"
  • [Bug 25204] Added Enhancement: "Allow location-aware dragging from within virtual folder" - it is now possible to create a new filter when dragging an email from a saved search folder or from the unified Inbox / unified Sent folders.
    <br>To get the same functionality in QuickFolders (when dropping mail onto a QuickFolder tab), please also install its latest version (QuickFolders 3.8.2.)

Version 1.4 120.8 kB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 9.0 and later

  • show homepage on first installation
  • auto-install of toolbar button
  • added a toolbar button for running filters on message folder
  • fixed height issues on the assistant notification box
  • added french locale (thanks to jojoba from Babelzilla)
  • added simplified chinese locale (thanks to Loviny - WIP)
  • fixed support buttons: removed hrefs from text links on last options tab

Version 1.3 107.5 kB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 9.0 and later

  • first application for full review (112 users)
  • added filter name rule settings: [x] parent folder's name, [x] 1st filter condition
  • added SeaMonkey support (postbox still outstanding as I am awaiting a reply from their development team)
  • converted preferences dialog into a tabbed one
  • fixed broken version history link when right clicking the version number on the options dialog

Version 1.2 105.5 kB Works with Thunderbird 9.0 and later

  • Fixed errors that were introduced by last version (which broke To Top, To Bottom and the automatic Search features in the filter list dialog)
  • added more specific names to the filters
  • support for multiple cc evaluation in list template
  • clarification on notification
  • fixed some integration errors with QuickFolders and prepared for changes in the upcoming version (3.5.1)

Version 1.0 104.4 kB Works with Thunderbird 9.0 and later

  • added first-run code with version check
  • adds buttons automatically on first install