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In Outlook, I can have a rule that says something like:

If Subject = "ABC" Move message to folder "XYZ" Except if my name is in the To: or CC: box

I get a ton of automated emails that are sent to a mailing list, so this is very useful to make sure I see the rare cases where someone forwards one of these automated emails to me with a real question or message.

Is there any way to get this behavior in Thunderbird?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

To add a simple exception like that, generally:

  1. Select the Match all option.
  2. Use negative logic for the exception condition(s) -- "is not", "doesn't contain", etc.

Like so:

(Click for slightly larger)Filter rules

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Thanks, not sure why I didn't think of that! – Jer Jul 23 '12 at 3:06

Short version use more that one criteria, by pressing the + sign, and choose match all of the following. So it will be like this:

Subject - ABC To: - Me

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Why the vote down! – 0xab3d Apr 20 '12 at 14:38
1. Did you think I didn't google it first? 2. The results from google don't answer my question. 3. Your answer doesn't answer my question. Sorry :( – Jer Jul 23 '12 at 3:06

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