I subscribe to a Yahoo Group that sends out hundreds of messages a day (or dozens of "digests"). Of these, I want to read about 3 messages.
So, I have some criteria to filter out the cruft, but Thunderbird won't seem to let me create a filter with the kind of logic I need. Here are the rules:
The To field must be
If the sender is in a list of quality posters (
goodUser1, goodUser2, etc.), always keep the message.
If the sender is on the putz list (
badUser1, badUser2, etc.), always delete the message.
Otherwise, if the Subject starts with
[GroupName] Re:, delete the message except if the Body contains a keyword.
Keep all other messages (New subjects by unclassified users).
Obviously, it would be bad to need more than one copy of the
goodUserlist, or the
Seems simple enough, but it's beyond what Thunderbird seems capable of.
How do I create a Thunderbird filter that does all of that? Preferably just one filter so that maintenance doesn't become a nightmare. I've scoured the innerwebz for answers and/or extensions to no avail.
Or is there another Windows desktop email client that will do this kind of filtering?
Or are there alternative approaches that can be accomplished solely with Windows programs, or programs that can easily be installed on a shared-hosting account?