This applies to user created filters (not system default)
I would like to be able to run filters on existing mail and I see that there appears to be an option to do that after you have created a filter. I have tried a few test runs by first creating a filter (based on an existing email in a specific folder to ensure that I haven't made any mistake when creating the actual filter) and then trying to run the filter on the folder where the email exists.
I get this message: Searching for messages matching the filter in 1 .. .. none found! I assume this process is possible as the button on the bottom of the Filter Form appears to indicate this (Apply to Email in Folder:)
There are also 2 fields that allow you to select a specific folder at the bottom of the filter form (where I am selecting the "Apply to Email in Folder" button.) Why are there 2 fields which appear to do the same thing? I have tried using both of these to select the folder I want to run the process on but neither appear to work. I get the same error selecting the folder in either field as well as if I specify the same folder in both fields at the same time.
Thanks for any assistance or clarification.
EDIT: For some reason the manual filtering apears to be working now. I think I had regular expression checked when I shouldn't have. I am wrong again see next post
I am still not sure what the second dropdown field is for. The first dropdown appears to be the one that works for selecting the folders to run the filter on. The second dropdown does not work with the filter. Still not sure what its for.