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Sgoti talks about filtering your inbox.

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Thunderbird, email filters, inbox filters. 2.

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Thunderbird inbox filtering: keeping a clean/orderly inbox.

  • Source: Thunderbird: Free Your Inbox.
    • Supporting Source: Organize Your Messages by Using Filters.
      • Message filters allow you to set up Thunderbird to organize your messages automatically. Each account has its own set of filters. Filters can move messages to folders, delete them, forward them to other email addresses, and more.
      • When you receive new mail - This is when Getting New Mail is selected (the default). Filters are applied to new mail in the inbox. This can occur either before Thunderbird does its assessment of the mail as junk, or after. If you have difficulty with filtering the message body, select after classification.
      • Automatically applied filters are applied only to the inbox, with the exception of Archive and after send filters, which apply only to the mails involved in the action to send or archive. Other folder types are not affected.
    • Supporting Source: Protect your Thunderbird passwords with a Primary Password.
      • Thunderbird can save passwords for each account, so you don't have to re-enter them when you check for new messages. You can view them and remove the ones you don't use anymore.
      • Do you want to prevent others from seeing your messages? If you are sharing a computer, the most secure way is to create a separate OS user account on the operating system for each person, and make sure your OS account requires a password. Thunderbird stores accounts, messages and password information separately for each operating system account.

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Comment #1 posted on 2023-12-12 09:37:35 by frank

Why unsubscribe?

I don't know how it is in the US, but in Europe, a newsletter by law needs to have a clear way of unsubscribing by providing a link somewhere. Why unsubscribe? 1. For the environment. It is dirt cheap to spam e-mails around. But the amount adds up in electricity and traffic. 2. For your own privacy. 2a. If you use a commercial mail provider that scans your mails, then each time you get one of those, it is scanned and the profile on you grows. 2b. In case the sender of the newsletter is ever hacked (chances are it will at a certain point), your address will leak to the crackers. 2c. The sender has your address and can (and probably will) trade it for money. In an ideal world (we all like to think that hope dies last) they delete your address when you unsubscribe. If not, it's probably a violation of GDPR.
Comment #2 posted on 2023-12-14 19:07:25 by Some Guy On The Internet

RE: Why unsubscribe?

Thank you for the comment. 1. We also have laws/policies surrounding commercial e-mail subscriptions: [CAN-SPAM Act: A Compliance Guide for Business.]( 2a. Privacy is no longer an option with commercial mail providers. 2b. Encryption is currently the best solution for anyone wishing for privacy. 2c. Rather my email address is “leaked” or sold, donations to Thunderbird provide some peace of mind. 3. I’m certain many US companies violate the GDPR and US laws regularly.

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