Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#173 closed enhancement (fixed)

Permit negation when filtering addresses

Reported by: cbhaley@… Owned by:
Version: 0.6.0pre8 Keywords:


It would be very convenient (for me) if I could use a 'negative' regular expression when filtering addresses. This expression would remove any address that matches, preventing it from matching any other pattern. For example, something like /foobar/ would remove all addresses that contain 'foobar'. The need comes from having several address in the same domain, and also sharing that domain with other people. A filter on the domain matches the addresses of my colleagues, and adding filters to match only 'my' aliases defeats the purpose of using filters. Negative filters matching my colleagues' addresses would give me the results I want.

I tried using /[f][o][o] etc, but it doesn't work because it doesn't filter. It doesn't match like any other expression, leaving the address available to match some other pattern.

As always, thank you for your efforts. I think that this addon is one of the major reasons to use thunderbird.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by rene

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed


implemented with [add41827b8ad836f65], will be part of rc3. It can be used with regular expressions, just add a minus before the expression: ("-/whatever/" for example).

Nice regards, Rene

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