Using Filter Rules
Filter rules allow you to manage your messages. These rules execute tasks complying with certain conditions you have set. GMX allows you to create up to 50 filter rules with up to 20 conditions each. You can edit these rules, create new rules based on a copy, sort the rules, and test if a rule is executed correctly.
|Some options for selecting conditions are limited. Certain conditions may be selected only once.|
2. Select E-Mail > Filter Rules.
To create a new filter rule, click New Filter Rule. In the window Create New Filter Rule, enter the conditions for the new filter rule.
Possible conditions are:
|All new E-Mails||This filter rule will be applied to every single e-mail that arrives on your GMX account. However, you can exclude single e-mails using another filter rule and the Do not apply task.|
|Sender||The filter rule will be applied to all e-mails coming from a given e-mail address. See Matching Criteria for more information.|
|Subject||The filter rule will be applied to all e-mails that match a given subject. See Matching Criteria for more information.|
|Recipient||The filter rule will be applied to all e-mails with a given recipient address. See Matching Criteria for more information.|
|E-Mail Delivery Time||Filter E-Mails according to their delivery date. This is useful to have e-mails forwarded during vacation.|
Whenever text needs to be specified as a condition, you can choose from the following:
|contains||The filter rule applies if the subject contains the string specified in the text field. It doesn't matter if there are other words before or after that string.|
|does not contain||The filter rule applies to any e-mails that do not contain the string specified in the text field. It doesn't matter if there are other words before or after the string.|
|is||The filter rule applies only if the e-mail's subject is exactly the same as specified in the text field. Any additional characters will cause the filter rule to not apply.|
These tasks are available:
You need to confirm any condition / task before adding a new one by clicking the button.
Close Condition without Saving
Edit Condition or Task
Delete Condition or Task
To edit a filter rule highlight it and click the Edit button, then proceed the same way as in Create.
To copy a filter rule, highlight it and click the Copy button. Click Edit to edit the copied filter rule.
If multiple filter rules exist, they are executed in serial order. To move one of the rules up or down, select the rule and click the or button.
To test the validity of a filter rule, highlight it and click Test Filter Rule. Click Select Folder to apply the rule to a specific folder. A list of messages the filter rules apply to will be displayed.
To delete a filter rule, highlight it and click Delete. Holding down the Ctrl key allows you to simultaneously highlight multiple rules.