HELP, HOTMAIL! Custom FILTERS WON'T RECOGNIZE "Quickna

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Hi everyone - any clues greatly appreciated!

I use one special hotmail account for all the newsletters I subscribe to. To avoid clogging up my inbox, I sent everything to junk mail (no contact list set up & spam filter set to exclusive), and when it got to be annoying wading through them, sotrtign them out or lsing ones I wanted to see, I then set up the maximum 15 custom filters to try to have most of them go automatically into categorized folders.

However, due to the high variability of names, addresses and subject lines in these newsletters, 15 isn't enough.

I can see only 2 solutions to this.

(1) Firstly, I thought the answer was to store the addresses of all my regular newsletters, each time using a "quickname" that began with the name of the folder I wanted it to go to. (e.g. "News_HEALTH" in front of the quicknames of all the health-related newsletters). I then used the "advanced" option of the "Custom filters" to specify that all emails with a "from name" containing say, "News_HEALTH" would go to the appropriate folder.

However, it seems the filters won;t recognise my quickname as the "from name" (all the emails just go to my inbox!) , even after I set the "name display" ion my email to "quickname" (which by the way, doesnt work anyway - all my incoming emails are displayed with their original name, NOT my quickname, no matter how many times I set this option).

Can anyone suggest how I can make this work, or is it a flaw in hotmail?

(2) If the above is no-go, is there some way to specify "x or y or z" in the custom filters, so I can put all the different variations in ONE filter per folder?

Failing this, I'll just have to delete all the conatct names again, and go back to my original filter types and still have lots of emails to sort through in my bulk mail.

Thanks for any advice offered! :evil: [/fade]
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Yeah, get a GMail account. You don't need invites anymore. Hotmail is old school ;)
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Gmail is the best choice as all google services.
It has the best spam-filter!

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use gmail and yahoo-- hotmail is complex .. many things that are out dated
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Gmail is alot better, I use gmail and everything is bascially up-to-date and not so confusing as hotmail.

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