[Users] Create filter/proc question.

Mark Filipak markfilipak.linux at gmail.com
Sun Apr 7 20:10:56 CEST 2013

On 2013/4/7 1:46 PM, Paul wrote:
> On Sun, 07 Apr 2013 11:54:28 -0400
> Mark Filipak <markfilipak.linux at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> "There is also a quick method of creating filtering rules based on
>>> the selected message. After selecting a mail of the type you want
>>> to filter, choose "Create filter rule..." from the "Tools" menu"
>> Not "how", but "why". Why do I have to select (highlight) the MH's
>> Inbox before I can create a filter? Why can't I simply select the
>> MH?
> As the manual says, this 'quick method', (correctly implying that
> there is another method that is not so quick), will create filtering
> rules based on the selected message. So you have to select a message
> because this 'quick method' works on a selected message, so if there
> is no message selected nothing can be done, so it is greyed out until
> a message is selected.

Thank you, Paul, but you continue to misunderstand. Perhaps I'm not being clear. What I ask is not specific to 'quick filters' - you brought that up. What I ask about has to do with 'Tools' > 'Create filter rule'.

If I want to create a new filter rule for 'aerotek', selecting (highlighting) 'aerotek' is not sufficient - the 'Create filter rule' menu item is greyed out. I must select 'aerotek'/Inbox. Why?

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