Using Filters with Mozilla Thunderbird/Netscape

The Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail program will look very familiar to Netscape mail users. It was written by the same parent company and gives a user more features without having to install the entire Netscape browser. You can read more about its features here: http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird/

Although these instructions are for Version .8 of Thunderbird, other versions as well as Netscape mail are similar.

If your versions do not have filters, you may want to upgrade to a newer version.  See the the "Email Programs" folder on the mapped drive to "proxy\public" if you need a newer version.

  • After setting up your mail account on Thunderbird launch the program and click on the topmost folder that is the name of your e-mail account (in the left window) and then click on "File" and create a new folder.  We suggest that you name it Vermilion or some other name that will be recognized as your incoming mail from our vrml mail accounts.

  •  Next click on "Manage message filters" under Advanced Features on the right. This will bring up the following  Window:


  • Next click on the :New" button and create a filter similar to the one displayed below:
    *Be sure to choose Sender contains vrml.k12.la.us.

 

         

  • Check the box labled "Move to Folder" and point it to the folder you've created named 'Vermilion", then click OK.

  • Now that the filter was created, all new incoming messages from "vrml.k12.la.us" should automatically filter those messages into the vermilion folder.

  • If you would like to move older vrml.k12.la.us mail to that folder just open the filter window again and click the "Run Now" button as shown below:

  • Now that the filter was created, all new incoming messages from "vrml.k12.la.us" should automatically filter those messages into the Vermilion folder.  Try sending a message to yourself to see how it works. 

  • Should you need more information contact grem55@vrml.k12.la.us.