Friends list and filter priority

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Friends list and filter priority

Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:19 am

In previous versions of MW, the friends list had priority over filters unless otherwise specified, but in the new version, filters seem to trump the friends list no matter what. How do I set filters so that they won't apply to mail from someone on my friends list?

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Re: Friends list and filter priority

Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:02 am

Two steps, first add a spam rule:

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Then add the friends list:

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You'll need to select All Rules instead of Any for the Apply setting too.
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Re: Friends list and filter priority

Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:21 am

Thanks!

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Re: Friends list and filter priority

Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:24 am

There is a filter rule "Sender is not on my Friends List" which you could add.

When you go to Add Rule, click the small drop down arrow and select the option "Spam Tool rule", you'll see it there.
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Re: Friends list and filter priority

Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:25 am

Urgh, I opened the thread before there were any replies....forum didn't tell me there were more replies added.


I'll just go back to my coffee :thumbsup
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Re: Friends list and filter priority

Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:27 am

I hate it when that happens... :-)

But then when you finally drag in to work at 10 in the morning what can you expect!
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Re: Friends list and filter priority

Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:29 am

rusticdog wrote:Urgh, I opened the thread before there were any replies....forum didn't tell me there were more replies added.


I'll just go back to my coffee :thumbsup

And make sure your doing the breaststroke and not the backstroke! :thumbsup :devil
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Re: Friends list and filter priority

Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:48 am

stan_qaz wrote:I hate it when that happens... :-)

But then when you finally drag in to work at 10 in the morning what can you expect!


Actually I'm on the couch with the laptop, while my roof space is being insulated :thumbsup
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Re: Friends list and filter priority

Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:50 am

rusticdog wrote:
stan_qaz wrote:I hate it when that happens... :-)

But then when you finally drag in to work at 10 in the morning what can you expect!


Actually I'm on the couch with the laptop ... :thumbsup

groan! :roll:
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Re: Friends list and filter priority

Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:05 pm

stan_qaz wrote:Two steps, first add a spam rule:

Easier said than done.

I see no menu entry for rules.

Nothing in settings.

It was only when I did a search on the help file that I found it.

Buried in "Filters".

I know I am slow, but others may be equally challenged.

It might need flagging up a bit more prominently. Or explaining more clearly in messages here.
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