One of the features of our email web client https://webmail.ee is the possibility to create filters for emails on the server level before they end up on the mail account.
This way it is possible to create filters that apply to the mail account on all mail programs the same account is used on (Thunderbird, Outlook, etc).
Creating a new filter
In order to create a new mail filter click on the arrow pointing down symbol on the inner right side of the search box. This will open a window where it’s possible to create mail filters on different conditions and purposes.
Mail filter conditions
Emails can be filtered under any of the following conditions:
Message size (greater than / less than KB / MB) and
Actions applied to filtered messages
Filters can be assigned to move emails to a certain folder, forward them to another email address, mark as read, delete or mark as important (
In addition it is possible to set actions related to spam:
Mark as spam,
Mark as not spam.
By not choosing any spam related setting while creating a filter, the ”do nothing” option will be set automatically.
Moving an email containing a keyword to another folder
Let’s say an email user wishes to move all incoming paychecks to some other folder than
They can do so by first entering ”paycheck” in the
Text contains box. Then, since paychecks are usually sent as file attachments, they can but do not necessarily need to tick the
Has attachments box. Finally under the
Move to dropdown menu they will need to select the folder they wish the emails to be moved into.
Allowing letters from a certain address to come through clean
In order for all emails coming from zone.ee to come through clean without the spam filter intervening:
Enter ”zone.ee” in the
From box, then choose
Mark as not spam under the spam related settings. Finally click on
Create the filter.
Mail filters can be managed under
User-created mail filters can be edited, disabled and deleted. Disabling a filter will turn it gray in the list and not be applied to emails that meet its conditions.