Re: Help with Gmail Filters

Subject: Re: Help with Gmail Filters
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 08:44:11 -0500

And that's why I use Thunderbird, even for my Gmail accounts. Quoting from (and responding to) the page you referenced:

*Labels*



*Folders*

A conversation can have more than one label You can only put a message in one folder
*Starr: In Thunderbird, I can copy messages into multiple folders*
A conversation can be in several locations (Inbox, All Mail, Sent Mail, etc.) at once, making it easier to find later You have to remember where you filed a message to retrieve it
*Starr: In Thunderbird, I've created folders in a logical structure that makes it a trivial process to find a specific message.*
You can search conversations by label You can't always do folder-specific searches
*Starr: But in Thunderbird I can.*


*Starr: I've set up automatic filters that direct messages to the appropriate folder and I also have Thunderbird set up to place the reply in the same folder as the message; my replies are always with the message I replied to.*

Best regards,

Mike
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On 8/27/2012 7:47 AM, yehoshua paul wrote:

And I clicked 'Reply' instead of 'Reply to all.' This was not intended to
be an offlist response.
Yehoshua

On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 3:45 PM, yehoshua paul <ysp10182 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

Gmail does not use folders. It uses labels. The messages are not being
duplicated. When you select a label from the navigation pane, you are
viewing only those messages that have the label applied. So the same
message may appear under multiple labels, but these are not actually
multiple copies of the same message. And all the messages will always
appear in the inbox.
For more information on why Gmail thinks labels are better than folders,
see:
http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=10708

Hope this helps (and does not lead to an anti Gmail rant),
Yehoshua Paul
Your friendly neighbourhood technical writer
On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 2:23 PM, Craig Cardimon <craig -dot- cardimon -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:

Morning, Whirlers,

I have configured a bunch of Gmail filters, but they don't function quite
as anticipated.

The filters direct email to the folders I have specified, but they leave a
copy in my Inbox.

When I delete the copy from my Inbox, the the copy that is in the
designated folder also vanishes.

Yes, every filter is set to "Skip Inbox," but that doesn't seem to work.

Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

--
Cordially,
Craig Cardimon -- "The Duct Tape Writer" (Projects wrapped. Deadlines
beaten.)

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References:
Help with Gmail Filters: From: Craig Cardimon
Re: Help with Gmail Filters: From: yehoshua paul

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