good addon for advanced filters Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I use it a lot for advanced filter and it does it.

I would have liked to know, for cons, how to list urls of a message and then automatically open them in the thunderbird or firefox browser.

I saw that you could use the "javascript with body" option but I do not know javascript ...
Note that I downloaded all my messages locally so I have access to the body.

Very Handy....but Rated 3 out of 5 stars

FiltaQuilla does have main action I need , Save Attachments. This is great for automatically saving invoice pdfs etc.
But, There is no option to SKIP if the attachment name and filesize are the same as a file already saved. Thus we get 10000's of duplicate files.
Some smarts in the Save Attachment process would be great.
Like also prefixing or appending the email date to the file name as it is saved.
If it had this Id give it 5 stars!

Very Helpfull but not able to use Run File feature Rated 4 out of 5 stars


I am not able to use the run file feature of this plug-in. I am giving a shell script (.sh) on the path. This should run when I receive an email.

Great tool Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Great tool but I have one bone to pick, when I setup a filter for auto printing, I can not also set the email to be auto moved to another folder or else it prints out as a blank page.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good add-on, but missed "attach file" function

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0). 

Great add-on – but I'm missing one important feature Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is really a great add-on, BUT I'm missing one important feature:

To have a combination of "AND/OR" functionality in the filters. I'm trying to explain what I mean:

In the standard Thunderbird Message Filters I can select "Match all of the following" (which means AND) or "Match any of the following" (which means OR). But I can NOT combine those two like "Match (subject=A OR subject=B) AND sender is X".

It's a shame that the standard Thunderbird message filter doesn't have this functionality – even the old outdated Microsoft Outlook Express has this functionality!

Unfortunately this great add-on FiltaQuilla doesn't have it too. Maybe it's not possible to create such a functionality in FiltaQuilla.

Does anybody know of such an add-on with this functionality?


This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0). 

Yes Boolean filters would be nice

At the recent Thunderbird Summit, we tried to find time to plan the user interface for boolean filters ("AND/OR" functionality") but ultimately did not. So this is recognized as an issue. In FiltaQuilla itself, you can do more complex search terms, including boolean filters, using custom javascript search terms. You have to know how to code what you want though, so this only helps a tiny majority of users.

Search in Body Rated 4 out of 5 stars

When i open the source code of an email, i found that there is something in its body, which i can search using some regix, but unfortunately i am unable to to do so with FiltaQuilla.

Here is the related portion of its source code:

<html><body><table border=0 width='98%' cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0><tr><td valign='top'>
<table border=0 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 width='97%'>
<tr bgcolor=#fefefe><td><b>Additional Info:</b></td><td></td></tr>

I want to apply a filter to this thing 'Additional Info:</b></td><td></td></tr>".


This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Suggestion for new filters Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I would like to suggest the implementation of new filters:

Forward message as plain text
Forward message as MIME attachment

Both filters are important to allow automated spam report to systems like that are unable to "understand" the existing forwarding filter available for Thunderbird because they are forwarded as HTML messages. The existing Redirect filter does not works either.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Parsing Body of Mail Message Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I agree with delicacy that it would be very nice to have this add-on maintained, and I appreciate the links to the 1.3beta version. I see a number of requests 'out there' asking for some way to take particular actions based on the content of incoming mail messags. Filtaquilla does this to some extent, but if the action if dependent upon the actual content of the body of the message, it is not obvious how to do it.

A work-around which will allow using whatever external package one might want to use for the actual (regex) searching is to use the 'run file' of Filtaquilla. This will run an executable of one's choice, passing to it the messages subject as arg[1] and the message-id as arg[2]. As an example, the following bash script (the target of the 'fun file' action) will extract the block bewteen the message-id and the next "^From -":


# filtaquilla passes 2 args:
# subject is $1; message id is $2


INBOX={path to your profile's}/INBOX

LOGFILE={wherever you wish to put it}

# truncate output file
echo "" > $LOGFILE

# write all lines from $MSGID to "^From "
sed -n '/'"$MSGID"'/,/^From /p' $INBOX >> $LOGFILE

Now, one could pipe the output to sed, awk, or whatever to process further (I'm looking at the automatic messages I get from NAS4FREE to process for disk issues) and take whatever action is needed.

I haven't yet checked to see if Filtaquilla spawns or execs the 'run file', so I can't yet speak for how subsequent actions might behave. It doesn't appear possible to use any sort of return from the 'run file' to affect them, though, so, for example, to send another email (a disk alert in my case) by email will probably have to be done from within the script.

[I'm using a linux system, but I think the same thing could be done on windoze using, say, cygwin.]

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Filtaquilla preview of v1.3 / Updates needed.. Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Has lacked updates since years, this application has been ignored by its author since a while & requests sent on his site are ignored year after year.

Here's the pre-release version of version 1.3:

This addon is still missing 2 options:

"My email isn't included" (for the To field..)

& the major missing regex option:
"body" .... .

Filtering in the body using regex allows the creation of combined filtered words where "i" or "you" can be used making sure anything can be present before or after "i" besides alphabet .. .

because if people use "i " & there's a word finishing with the less "i" in the body, a false positive will be considered

in a rule where "i" isn't present .. .

& this is a stupid limitation of all email clients that's never been fixed by an update.

i could use " i "

but if my word " i " is in the body but
is at the start of the body, it will be
considered as a false positive by tb,
because there's no space before " i "

so we either need a regex for the body,
or "exclusively contains" option in tb's filters. that excludes all letters of the alphabet before or after a string.

using exclusively contains for "i",
this should be positive ",i " .. .

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

I like it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great addon to Thunderbird.

If there is one extra function I would like is to be able to automatically print attachments. This is because alot of invoices are sent as PDF attachments, would be great if the rule sent them straight to the printer.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Extremely useful tool, works as advertised. A must have for anyone aiming for higher levels of automation.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Not supporting multi-byte characters Rated 4 out of 5 stars

As the title, while I'm trying to parse subject/author/etc to command-line, it produced one byte from each single character... this resulted in unrecognizable string.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Maybe a useful extension, but no information on how to use it available ... Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Could be a useful extension if the regex filter syntax would be known. Doesn't have any information, examples or else available to learn how to use it.
The home site isn't available for now.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 


The home site IS available, with documentation, as can be found from links here or a simple Google search. I have no idea what is going on with this reviewer.

Nützlich und gut! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nützlich und gut!


This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Incomplete Rated 3 out of 5 stars

A very useful addon, which core element is missing imho -> regular expressions filter capabilities for matching in a message body
if you only need regex everywhere else and like nice to have features this addon is what your looking for

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

My favorite for notifications on Linux Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great filtering capabilities, simple yet essential for notifications, by calling the executable of my choice. I wish it could also run for chat messages !

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Great for Growl... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great Extension. I wanted to add Growl notifications for specific emails,After some searching, I ended up using 'FiltaQuilla' to filter and launch GrowlNotify for specific emails. (

Only issue I have is that I cant pass any customDBHeaters to GrowlNotify for some reason.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

A really brilliant extension. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A really brilliant extension. I think it shows great insight from the author.
It's a big shame it doesn't work with Postbox yet. Hopefully he can fix it sometime :-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Update to my last post, after nearly 3 weeks, my posts at the author's site are still not approved, and obviously haven't been answered by the author.

I think therefore there is little possibility of ANY support from the author.

If it works for you, fine, if not, you're probably best of uninstalling it rather than expecting to resolve your problem with the help of the author or his site.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.