Using filters and highlight rules
Last modified on 11 September 2017 03:26 PM
Please note: filters are currently not supported in email clients using IMAP. Log in to your account in a Web browser for your filter rules to be applied.
Filters allow you to control the behavior of incoming messages to make your webmail experience more convenient and efficient. For instance, you may want all messages from or to a certain email address or containing certain text to be routed to a folder other than your Inbox. This way you can easily whitelist certain emails, such as emails to your alias. StartMail offers several sorting options when you create a custom filter.
To get started, log in to your StartMail account in a Web browser and click Manage filters.
From here you can create and edit filters as well as highlighting rules (see below).
Highlight rules allow you to customize the appearance of specific emails in your inbox according to conditions you determine. For instance, you may want emails containing a certain subject or from a certain sender to be highlighted with a certain color in your inbox so they are easier to notice, like this, for instance:
Currently, StartMail supports up to 100 different filters and 100 different highlight rules.
Note: Highlightrules and filters have an order in which they are obeyed. The higher up a filter or highlight rule is placed, the sooner it will be enforced by your inbox.
For example, consider the following two rules:
In this case, an email from "firstname.lastname@example.org" with the subject line "Example subject line" will be moved to Folder 1, as the topmost rule is applied first. Emails from "email@example.com" with any other subject line will be moved to Folder 2, as the first rule wasn't met, but the second rule was.
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