[Users] Order of filtering and spam handling.

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Mon Jun 6 23:10:42 CEST 2016

On Mon, 6 Jun 2016 16:51:32 -0400, Kyle wrote:
>On Mon, 6 Jun 2016 22:21:30 +0200 Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> On Mon, 6 Jun 2016 22:07:53 +0200, Erik P. Olsen wrote:  
>> >It seems that spam handling kicks in before filtering. Can
>> >that be altered?  
>> In my experiences even the filter option "Match criteria:
>> Flags, Flag Spam is set" is useless for my POP accounts.
>> Sorting spam in my experiences is a weak point of Claws. To
>> sort spam I'm using another MUA, sharing ~/.bogofilter/ with
>> Claws.
>Instead of Flag Spam, why not just set a tag of $Junk for
>messages that are spam? Works for me.

There is no "Match criteria: Tag" provided by the filtering, by

Configuration > Filtering... > Condition Define... > Match criteria:

"Tag" is shadowed, not available.

On Mon, 6 Jun 2016 16:48:45 -0400, Charles A Edwards wrote:
>But that Was Not the question he asked.
>He wanted the spam check done after filtering.

Yes and that can be done as you and I described. For good reasons it's
just unusual to apply filters and at last check against spam.

There might be differences for POP and IMAP.


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