Feature Request: Email Filter - Using Address Book

This is just an idea, not sure if anyone will think it is a good idea. My Inbox gets flooded with tons of email, much of which is not needed. What if there were an option to only include messages from people or companies that are in your address book and within your address book a field option for each entry to tell it what folder you want to organize the message into by default. If the sender is unknown it goes to {folder name specified}. If you want to see the email in your Inbox then the organization field would have {Inbox} for the folder name. Yes, I know some of this you can build rules to do, but rules take time to build and maintain and this would not. Thoughts?

I like this idea.


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You could probably do something similar to this with filters at the moment. All message sent from someone in your Contacts bypass the spam filtering, and the message is given a header that indicates the sender is white listed. You could use this with a filter to move those messages to a folder of your choice. Any other messages could be filtered to another folder where you sort through them.

You can also filter on a particular sender and send their messages to a folder of your choice.

The idea of adding an option to Contacts is nice as it would simplify pairing the contact with a folder.

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