[sylpheed:30396] Re: Filter syntax

Bob White bob at bob-white.com
Mon Nov 13 07:41:43 JST 2006

On Sun, 12 Nov 2006 12:54:51 -0800
John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> wrote:

> I want to create a filter rule that will move to trash all messages
> containing certain specific words in the Subject. I have created the
> rule, but evidently I have to add a new line for each word. For
> example, if I want to filter the message if it contains Roger, Sally,
> Betty or James I have to create four lines. I thought I should be able
> to do this with one line, just by separating the words with a comma, or
> "OR" or something. I read the manual, but can't find anything about
> syntax for filter rules. Is what I want to do possible? If so, how? And
> if you can specify such things by syntax in a rule, is there
> documentation for the syntax somewhere? TIA

Hi John,

AFAIK you've done it the way that works.  Of course you can also make
it an AND by selecting "if all the following conditions match" from
the pulldown at the top.  AND/OR's can be created with multiple filter
rules.  Overall the filtering works well and the intent is clear
without needing any syntax rules.

Bob W.

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