I am in the process of moving all my email filters to Gmail, using their Filter features. Right now, all of my filters are inside Thunderbird and now I have to make each filter again from scratch.

Is there a way to set Gmail filter from Thunderbird? So I don't have to go to Gmail web app each time I need to make a new filter.

PS. I am not sure if Gmail refers to this as to a "filter" or "label". What I need is to automatically move a message meeting certain criteria to its dedicated folder inside Gmail.

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Filters and labels are related, but different things. You create filters to automatically label(and thereby "move") the message.

There's no way to automatically sync your Thunderbird filters to Gmail web.

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    I don't want to sync them. I am looking for a way to create Gmail Filter from within Thunderbird? I could not find a way to do it in Thunderbird, but maybe there is an addon which can do this, and I am not aware of it. Commented Jan 5, 2015 at 17:01
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    All the same, it's not possible Commented Jan 5, 2015 at 17:02

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