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  1. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    OK, i took the plunge in "filtering" messages.
    But it does not work; some i tagged as "mark as read" and others
    I even closed the browser (Netscape 7.2) and re-started it.
    My experience so far is that "filters" is, to be polite, fantasy.

    Any ideas / suggestions as how to do it?
  2. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Click "Help" in the menu bar?

    Good Luck!
  3. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    I set them up via the Tools pulldown menu and selected Message
    Filters, and filled out the requisite info.
    On shutting down the browser and re-launching it, i verified the
    filters existed and the "enabled" checkbox was checked.
    Of what possible use is the so-called "help" file?
    Almost all help files are useless to begin with, and in this case it
    appears i did everything OK.
    If need, i could do screen shots of the filter windows and post those
    on ABSE.
    Other suggestions?
  4. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    If it's any comfort, it doesn't work in Mozilla either. For email, yes.
    For newsgroups, no. I guess newsgroups aren't high on the pecking order
    these days when it comes to SW projects.

    A real stand-alone newsreader is probably a lot better but I haven't
    taken the plunge yet. If these bar fights here on usente continue I
    guess I'll have to.
  5. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    You could try pan, but if you're on windoze, it could be a PITA to

    FWIW, a plonk is two mouse-clicks away. Or maybe three - I don't recall,
    since it's so not a big deal.

    Good Luck!
  6. I use filters to read newsgroups with Thunderbird. The only
    limitation is that the filter does not react to headers
    already loaded. The filter process takes place as new
    headers are loaded. I have to mark all messages read to get
    rid of the already loaded headers (I display only unread
    messages, and filter to mark the filtered message as already
  7. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Well, that might help to explain why it does not work, despite the
    apparent inclusion of message filters.
  8. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    ? "plonk" ?
    Have seen the term, but assumed it was another termfor use of filters.
    How does one avail of that service, and can i go by terms in message
    Does what i do there affect others (hope not as my criteria is
    undoubtedly different than anyone else's).
  9. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Another possible explaination as to why i saw no effect.
    The next day or so will be the key..
  10. Phil Hobbs

    Phil Hobbs Guest

    Works fine for me in old Netscape, all the way to the latest available
    Mozilla and Seamonkey. All the pork swords are gone, except when a
    bored regular feeds the trolls (you know who you are). No misspelled
    colours, no chimps, nobody with diapers on their heads, either. *There
    is hope.*

    One fine point is that if you want the filter to apply to a single
    group, you have to make sure to select the right one. You can also
    filter all groups on a server.

    Another approach is to use individual filters. For instance, here I'm
    using Seamonkey, and looking at a post from the poor motherless child
    (*sob*). Because I'm too soft hearted to bear it, I go up to the
    Message menu, and select "Create filter from message". Up comes the
    dialogue box. I leave the search term default, because the term
    "Niemadre", while sad, is specific without leaving obvious loopholes.
    To avoid messing up the message threading, I choose the action "Mark As
    Read" instead of "Delete Message".

    If I wanted to include his other multiple personalities, I'd add them to
    the top of the dialogue, carefully selecting the "Match any of the
    following" radio button.

    Now my private world will no longer be disturbed by this poor fellow's
    piteous cries for help. Talk about alienation.


    Phil Hobbs
  11. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    ** Thanks, everybody for the support. **

    The filters i applied now seem to work, it seems that all i had to do
    was to completely *turn off* the computer.
    Since i saw no difference between "mark as read" and "delete
    message", i chose the latter.
    I would be interested in knowing about that message threading business.

    Thanks again.
  12. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Yes, "to plonk" == "to filter", i.e., you don't see even their headers.
    Well, as I said, in pan, it's just a menu item. And it's got a whole bunch
    of criteria that you can filter by. Your newsreader might be different,
    I don't really know what features other newsreaders have.
    It only affects your own newsreader. The schtuff is still there for others
    to see or ignore as they choose, but you don't have to plow through mounds
    of garbage to get to the posts of interest.

  13. YD

    YD Guest

    Take a look and see if there's an "apply filters now" option.
    Otherwise they'll take effect gradually as old messages expire and new
    get filtered. Another trick is to make a "watch" filter on people who
    usually have something interesting to say.

    - YD.
  14. SuperM

    SuperM Guest

    Filter this bitch.
  15. Guest

    What OS/browser/newsreader/other?

    Mark L. Fergerson

  16. It says "Netscape 7.2" in the quoted text, above. That is an
    integrated browser, mail and news client, and a HTML editor package.
    Filters only work when new files are being downloaded, they do not have
    the ability to delete or mark existing messages as read.

    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
  17. Zach

    Zach Guest

    STFU netKKKop.

  18. SuperM

    SuperM Guest

    There is nothing more amusing than seeing a kooktard answering a
    fellow klonekooktard as if he was someone else. Open your eyes, boy.

    Will there ever be a day when you idiots don't pull such stupid,
    petty baby bullshit?
  19. Captain Hook

    Captain Hook Guest

    Why are you canceling your posts?
    Are you ashamed of them?
  20. Niemadre

    Niemadre Guest

    Just wait, the fun is only beginning.

    Usenet lits score:
    #20 Usenet asshole
    #6 Lits Slut
    #11 Most posting trolls/hunters/flonkers 2007

    MassiveProng wrote in:
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