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Old 8 Jun 2017, 04:45 PM   #1
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rules, seive condition

I know you can create a custom seive script, but my question concerns using the UI to make rules, and using the "seive condition" option.

So in Settings > Rules > New Rule

Under the dropdown box where you select the condition type (defaults to "The sender's email") the very last option is "The seive condition..."

I can't figure out how to specify the condition. I'd like a rule to match emails which have a pdf attachment. So I've tried the condition:

attachment :matches "*.pdf"
But the interface won't accept that, like I get a "please check this" error.

Tahnks in advance.
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Old 8 Jun 2017, 06:03 PM   #2
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I am no expert but try it without the *
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Old 8 Jun 2017, 08:48 PM   #3
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I do not have time to test, but I think you need something like
body :raw :regex "filename=.+\\.pdf"
Since there is no header that contains information about attachments, you need to search the message body for the incantation that identifies them. Based on experience with this kind of test, be prepared for the occasional false positive.
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Old 9 Jun 2017, 02:55 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help.

I've decided that what I had in mind probably isn't the best idea.. so even though these may be solutions, I can't confirm they work.

Thanks again.
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