Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Must have to manually organize solved emails. Any plan to make this working on Thunderbird 68+?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I appreciated this add-on when it was working (before Thunderbird 68), and now miss it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really appreciate this addon. I also miss it a lot in the TB68 version.
Like Engle, a new version of "Filter Button" will be released?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Love this Addon, it makes handling lots of daily inbox items so much easier! I so wish there was a version for the new TB 68... is there hope?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works perfectly, thank you so much!!!
I've been looking for a simple way to save all attachments from a message to a given folder, depending on the type of message. This addon + FiltaQuilla by R Kent James make this a breeze. I create a new filter to do whatever (like save all attachments to a given folder), and then I can use the "run filter" drop-down that Filter Button adds to the message to run the filter manually whenever I want!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on should be made part of the application. I hope I'm able to use it forever!! Best thing since sliced bread. Haven't noticed any bugs or issues. If you put in the time to setup your message filters you can virtually eliminate filing with this tool. Emails I don't care to read but still want to keep for reference immediately get hit with enabled message filters. Then all of my other filing is setup in un-enabled filters that still populate on the button (or in the drop down for multiples!). I hope it stays this perfect. I couldn't be more grateful for the developers time and effort to build it! I only wish I was that skilled. No more time consuming scrolling up and down through folders for me!!

Thank you very much for your kind words :)

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I installed it but there isn't any button to add !

Hi dede5e,

the button is not added automatically, but must be added manually to the button bar above the message pane - the one that contains the "reply" and "forward" buttons.

You can add it by right clicking on the toolbar and choosing "Customize".


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Seems to works fine on my computer, can also tell if many filters can be applied DIRECTLY on the message (do not tells the filters that could be applied after other filters have been applied, but it is probably too complex to program).
Usefull for calibrate properly my lot of filters

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

(Deutsche Übersetzung meiner Bewertung weiter unten)
... you should mention my above title somewhere! Because it is the perfect replacement for Microsofts Outlook Quick Steps!

I create as normal a thunderbird filter and to be sure that this filter will be shown ALWAYS with this addon I add a condition which will ALWAYS met like "If *subject* *is NOT* *23746237467823647823674*".
The result is I will get all those created filters as an choose able option for every message.
This way I can move messages, tag, change read state etc.
The same way Outlook quick steps offers..

At the moment your button will be displayed in the message menu bar only. It would be FANTASTIC if you could make it possible to add this button to the "normal" menu bar, too!!
This should be very easy hopefully to add and it would make it not such better only but then it will be 100 % replacement to Outlook's Quick Steps.
If you add this you will make the addon better and you will get the fifth star, too!! ;o)

########################### G E R M A N | DEUTSCHE VERSION ###########################
... so wie in meinem Titel oben sollte es irgendwo erwähnt werden!! Denn es ist der ideale Ersatz für die Outlook Quicksteps! DANKE DANKE DANKE !!! :-)

Ich erstelle z.B. ganz normal meine Filter in TB und damit dieses Addon mir auch IMMER diesen Filter anzeigt, trage ich als Bedingung z.B. ein: "Wenn Betreff *enthält nicht* 23746237467823647823674". Damit wird also dieser Filter IMMER angezeigt bei JEDER Nachricht!
Somit kann ich Filter erstellen, die ich als "Manuell" eintrage und immer bei jeder Nachricht mir die Möglichkeit bieten beliebige Filter auszuführen. Genau wie in MS Outlook's Quick Steps..

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

work perfectly no bugs

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

If it would work properly, I would have rated it a 5 stars but it has issues. I am running Windows 8.1, Thunderbird 24.4.0, and dual monitor -- I have tired it without any other add-on running with the same results. Here are the issues:

1) sometimes not all the the time but some times it causes the whole button bar with "Reply Reply To All Forward" etc... to be move over the From line. Hover the mouse pointer over the "bar" causes it to move back to the right hand side of the window.

2) The button right now should be only matching one filter but it has 3 filters. And if I run one the "bad" filters it moves the message to what ever that filter says even though it isn't correct.

3) It shows that there are filters for messages that doesn't have a filter.

There are no errors in the "Error Console." I do however have screen captures to show what I am talking about.


Edit March 25, 2014 2:30 a.m. CDT (Reply):
I have multiple accounts setup (7 accounts.) My Primary account has over 560 filters in place with about 900 private folders and I don't know how many public folders -- this account points to an IMAP4 server with about 1 TB of space for me and a couple of others. All the others are either IMAP4 or POP3 accounts that have filters pointing to folders on the Primary Account and at least one of those accounts has over 250 filters.

With a clean profile with about 20 filters in place and only one account, I don't have the issue with multiple filters and incorrect filters. I did try to copy the msgFilterRules.dat over to the new profile, as I was using the same primary account, and had the same results with multiple filters showing up. I do have ever have the issue of the whole button bar being moved over the subject. I have discovered that this happens when I have had Thunderbird up and running for a very long period.

Hello George,

unfortunately, I cannot reproduce those issues. Do they also occur when you try the addon on a clean profile, without any other addons installed?

Best regards

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ich erhalte täglich E-Mails, die ich zunächst zur Kenntnis nehmen möchte, dann aber jeweils in immer wiederkehrende IMAP-Ordner verschiebe. Da ich eine große Ordner-Hierarchie verwende, ist das manuelle Verschieben in Ordner recht mühsam, selbst mit Hilfsmitteln wie Quickfolders & Co.

Das Add-On erlaubt mir, das Verschieben (oder auch Löschen) auf Knopfdruck zu erledigen, da es mir gemäß meiner hinterlegten Filterregeln den richtigen Ordner vorschlägt.
Ich habe lang nach passenden AddOns gesucht, die mir diese Vorgehensweise ermöglichen, aber dieses ist das einzig praktikable.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thi is wonderfull extension, which I was missing in thunderbird. I can leave all messages in Inbox, so I fast see new incoming messages, and after I read them, easily move it to specific folder. Do not need to think where to move it, do not need to drag and drop.

However version 1.0.1 doesn't work after upgrading to Thunderbird 24.0.1 (the button just do nothing, even no error in console). I tried reinstall, reenable the button, but nothing helped. Could you please check that? Sorry to post this in reviw, but I didn't find any support forum or helpdesk for this extension.

Appendix: mentioned issue was solved by developer within 24 hours, such excellent support. Thank you very much.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

Thank you for your review and your bug report! I just uploaded version 1.1.0 which fixes the bug you described.
It may take some time until the update is reviewed by mozilla. If you are impatient, you can use this link to download the newest version: https://addons.mozilla.org/de/thunderbird/addon/filter-button/versions/

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Mit "mTB 17.0.6esr" in Win7 wird leider kein Button mit dem Namen: "auto filter" angezeigt, dass ich der Kopfzeilen-Symbolleiste im Nachrichten-Lese-Fenster hinzufügen könnte.

Ich habe es sowohl im deutschen, als auch im englischen Thunderbird ausprobiert.


With "mTB 17.0.6esr" in Win7 will not have a button with the name displayed as "auto filter" that I could add to the header toolbar in the message reader window.

I've tried it both in German and also in English Thunderbird.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 


how did you try to add the button? You have to right-click on the toolbar that contains the buttons "Reply", "Forward", "Archive", "Delete",... (the one to the right of the message subject) and select "Customize".
The Toolbar at the top of the window will not work.