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Old 3 Oct 2019, 09:06 PM   #38
JeremyNicoll
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Quote:
Originally Posted by noclue View Post

### 2. Sieve generated for discard rules
if address :is "To" "[email protected]" {
discard;
stop;
}
if address :is "To" "[email protected]" {
discard;
stop;
}
if address :is "To" "[email protected]" {
discard;
stop;
}
Do you remember that a few weeks back you showed us those lines from the Sieve script?

Those three rules deleted incoming mails.

There must have been three corresponding rules in your list of rules.

I'd like to suggest to you that if you ever experiment with rules again, you should keep notes of what rules you add, what the rule definition actually says on the screen, and what you hope that rule will actually do.

One of the problems with systems where people just point and click on things to make rules, is that there is nowhere on that screen that any user can leave a note about what they wanted the rule to do. And, if for example one day someone changes a rule a little bit, most people do not keep notes on what they changed. But it is essential that you do that.

If you have notes you can find that on a certain day you changed a rule, just a little ... and if something stopped working on that day, the chances are that it was because of the change that was made then.

If you have no notes, it's impossible to tell if a change in behaviour is caused by a change in the rules.

Keeping notes on what has been changed, and what the change was meant/hoped to do (which might not be what it actually turns out to do) is an essential part of feeling that one is in charge of one's computer.

It's often easier to take screenshots of settings screens than it is to write a complete description of the settings on them.

You were going to learn how to take screenshots... have you done that?
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