How can I set up Yahoo Mail Filters to work properly?

Sahil April 28, 2011
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I tried to use the Yahoo Mail Filters so that I can segregate the incoming mail.
I have done this for MakeUseOf mails, but didn’t work

sender – contains – @disqus.com
subject – contains – makeuseof
Move to folder – MUO

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  1. Sfchains
    September 23, 2011 at 7:19 am

    I could never get my Yahoo Mail Filters to work and could not see anything wrong with them.
    All my filters were set up to move matched emails to the Spam folder.
    I changed the folder to be the Trash folder and all my filters worked!.
    As a test I changed the folder back to be the Spam folder and all my filters stopped working.

    I changed the folder back to be the Trash folder and all my filters worked again!.
    All I can assume is there is a bug if you use the Spam folder in your filters.
    Hops this helps

  2. Anonymous
    April 29, 2011 at 11:48 am

    How To Set Up Email Filters In Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/set-email-filters-gmail-hotmail-yahoo/

    Problems often occur if you combine "does not contain" with asterisks (*) and/or "contains" or "begins with." As much as possible, keep rules simple.
    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/classic/technical/manage-40.html

    Creating a Filter
    http://help.yahoo.com/tutorials/mmail/mmail/mm_filter1.html

    • Jack Cola
      April 30, 2011 at 9:55 am

      Thanks ha14 for linking to my article.

      I am guessing you want to move all email comments you receive from MakeUseOf to a folder.

      I use Thunderbird, and my message filter for doing that is this.

      "Match any of the following"
      Subject - Contains - makeuseofanswers
      Subject - Contains - [makeuseofblog]

      Try that and see if that works

      Make sure you get your "and" and "or" working. For example, the filter I said above won't work if the email contains both - because an email won't - so just be on the lookout for that.