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Windows 7: For Any Thunderbird Users: Deleting Scam eMails Automatically ?

11 May 2015   #1
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
For Any Thunderbird Users: Deleting Scam eMails Automatically ?

Hello,

I use Mozilla Thunderbird for my e Mails.

Their support forums, at least the ones I have found are not very responsive, if at all.
Have Always gotten really great help here, so let me ask:

I cannot figure out how to automatically have Thunderbird place an eMail that comes in, and had previously been "marked" as a scam, directly into the Delete or Trash Folder without it ever showing up as an eMail in the "Inbox" Folder.

If I "Mark" an eMail as a scam all that seems to happen is that it then goes to the Trash Folder.
But, I can do this with the normal Delete function.

Nothing in their Options/Security menu seems to accomplish this.

I get a few eMails every day, each day, that are scams and/or msg's with likely virus's.
Same Senders.

I would like to have them "deleted" automatically and safely before making it to the Inbox.

Any way to do it ?

Thanks,
Bob


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11 May 2015   #2
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Check message filters and create something like this:

For Any Thunderbird Users: Deleting Scam eMails Automatically ?-filter-rules.jpg

Also check your email provider's message filters as they are likely to have other options that will not be accessible via Thunderbird.


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11 May 2015   #3
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

Yep, I agree with Callender -- filters are a good way to do this.
Here links that explain all about message filters:
Message Filters
Organize Your Messages by Using Filters
One needs to configure the controls carefully - there can be a bit of "trial and error".
And it's a good idea to check the junk mail folder from time to time, just to be sure that "good" emails haven't been accidentally filtered as junk/spam.

Thunderbird also has built-in Junk Mail controls.
As with most other spam-filtering products, these controls must be "trained".
Here are links that explain the Junk Mail controls:
Junk Mail Controls
Thunderbird and Junk

Another approach is a 3rd-party spam filtering software application (which can be layered onto message filters and junk mail controls).
I have had lifetime Pro licenses of Mailwasher Pro since its beta days.
Although I get little spam, it permits me to preview, forward, reply, sort and delete messages from multiple ISP, webmail and OWA accounts in one grid.
The messages are viewed while still on the mail server, BEFORE they are downloaded on to my computer.
So, I can easily delete the occasional spam message without any risk to my system.
It works great with all standard mail clients, including Thunderbird.
It adds a layer of safety between the mail servers and the local mail client.
The mobile version is browser-based and cross-platform, permitting one to sync accounts across multiple devices.
There is a Free version that can be used with a single email account.
The Pro version allows multiple email accounts and is well worth every penny.
Very powerful. Excellent support. Excellent user forum with helpful "power users".
It's the single most important "productivity application" on my systems for as long as I can remember.
(I have no financial relationship with the company or the product.)

Re: TBird support. The "Mozilla" folks don't spend much time at the mozilla.org support sites. I have always found the user community at forums.mozillazine.org to be VERY VERY helpful and responsive, for both Firefox and Thunderbird.

Hope this helps,
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12 May 2015   #4
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
From OP: Thanks

Hi all,

Just a quick thanks for the help.
Much appreciated, as always.

Regards,
Bob
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12 May 2015   #5
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi again,

Can't find where to set up the Filter.
Probably looking right at it, but just don't see it.
That old age thing, again.

It is not under the TOOLS pull down menu.
Using vers 31.6.0

Where, exactly, do I find it, please ?

Thanks again for help,
Bob
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12 May 2015   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Should be under tools. I'm running the same version.

For Any Thunderbird Users: Deleting Scam eMails Automatically ?-filters.jpg

Note: Will be away from my computer immediately after writing this post.


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12 May 2015   #7
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

Yep, Callender's screen shot shows where to find them.
(The appearance may be slightly different on your computer if you use a different theme, but the general location in that dropdown menu is correct. Click on "message filters"...)

These links describe how to use filters:

Quote:
Here links that explain all about message filters:

Message Filters
Organize Your Messages by Using Filters
Cheers,
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13 May 2015   #8
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
From OP: Just doesn't seem to be there (Filters) ?

Hi Folks,

I know I'm going to feel so, so, dumb after someone points out what I am doing wrong,
but will again blame it on old age now.

Wonderful Forum and folks on it, and can't express enough how much I appreciate all the help that has been given me, now as well in the past.

I tried to take a screen shot or clip of what I have, but have been unable to do so.
So, let me just describe what is there:

The appropriate menu that everyone is referring to, apparently comes up
when I select WRITE.

Then, at the extreme right hand end, there is TOOLS and HELP

Under TOOLS, I have only 4 items:

Mail and Newsgroups
Address Book
Account Settings
Options

Honest, that's it. Nothing apparently regarding Filters

What am I, as usual, doing wrong ?
Is there something optional to pull down more items in TOOLS ?
Or,...?

Thanks again,
Bob
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13 May 2015   #9
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

>>Can you please tell us: what version of Tbird are you using????
(Open TBird > from the menu bar, click "Help" > click "About Thunderbird")

>>Did you try to follow the instructions in this link, by clicking on the blue words right here >>>> Organize Your Messages by Using Filters ?
The article contains step-by-step instructions for working with filters.

(There is additional help here, in this other article at the Mozillazine forums -- click on the blue words here >>>> Message Filters)

For starters, you just need to click on the "Tools" item in the Menu Bar.
Then click "Message Filters" from the drop-down menu (screen shot 1).
Then click on the "New" button (screen shot 2).
Then follow the instructions in THIS TUTORIAL

The dialogs depicted in my screen shots may not look exactly the same on your system, depending on your version of Tbird and the theme (my pictures are from TBird 31.6.0 under the Nautipolis theme).

Thank you,


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13 May 2015   #10
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to help me out with this.
I am running Vers. 31.6.0

Will look at all the instructional Links, etc. that are suggested.
Sure is funny.

Regards, and thanks again,
Bob
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