With this versatility comes a certain amount of complexity, however. For a filter that just color-codes or files messages from a certain sender, going through all the dialogs and multiple choice tests is a bit cumbersome. And then you have to enter all the details (the sender's email address) by hand.
Fortunately, there is an easier way. Pegasus Mail lets you take an existing email as an example and build a filter from it, giving you the most probable choices for filter criteria and the most common actions for the filter to take.
You can set up a filter that moves all mail to a particular mailing list to this particular mailing list's particular folder, for example, or a rule that forwards all messages from somebody to another address.
Build a Filter from a Message in Pegasus Mail
To build a filter from a message in Pegasus Mail:
- Highlight the message you want to use as an example for the new rule.
- Click the Filter button in the mailbox toolbar.
- Decide whether you want to filter on the sender and recipient or on the subject of the message.
- Click Next.
- Choose from the automatically determined criteria extracted from the sample message.
- Click Next.
- Make sure all the actions you want Pegasus Mail to perform automatically on all messages matching the criteria are checked.
- Click Finish.
Another simple way to set up rules that work on specific senders can be found in Pegasus Mail's auto-filtering folders.