I just changed my Thunderbird setup to move all messages from the IMAP server to local folders and then apply the various filters locally as opposed to applying filters on the server. This means that all messages are visible even when disconnected so I will be able to do email housekeeping in airport lounges.

I tested each new message filter in turn and everything worked fine. Unfortunately I discovered that, contrary to the documentation, Thunderbird does not appear to automatically apply all filters to new messages in ‘Local Folders-Inbox’. Sigh.

Then I was cheered up to discover this humble blog is the ‘Featured Blog’ for Siebel on WordPress.com.

Well when I say ‘Featured’, maybe the only blog mentioning ‘Siebel’ on WordPress would be closer to the truth.

My life is complete. Almost.