On Thu, Jun 08, 2006 at 11:16:05AM -0400, Matthew Caron wrote:
> As part of this, are there plans to add the ability to move filters up
> or down in the list? I presume that filters are run in series, with the
> first match taking effect. Therefore, it would make sense to be able to
> reorder this list, correct?
That's on the roadmap, yes. Basically the filters section will at some point
get restructured. At present they are very limited in what they can do.
Making things more modular will then let people plug their own filtering
code into this, should they wish to do something more clever such as
* Automatically setting a language category by guessing the content
of a message.
* Checking an external system (say a FAQ database) and applying
filtering rules based on that information
* Filtering based on some standard form parameters for machine
generated emails, such as submissions from a web form.
We don't have the resources at present to develop all that, but with the
restructuring, it should allow other people to develop their own if they
want the functionality. The restructure will still offer some direct
improvements, but nothing particularly fancy.
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