Forwarding & Filtering Issue

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Sep 2, 2008, 3:50:16 PM9/2/08
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(not sure if my first post made it...)

I have a problem with a filter that I cannot seem to find the answer

The idea is, any email sent to the primary address, is sent to two
other accounts.

I don't know how to send a single copy of a new email to the two other
accounts in one rule, so I came up with this:

Org-email-->primary acc't-->fwd to 2nd account---fwd to 3rd acc't.

This works well, except email from a particular user (Comcast email)
does not meet the filter on the 2nd account. Mail from other email
accounts work perfectly.

In the primary account, I forward("Forwarding and POP/IMAP")
everything to the 2nd account(there aren't any filters defined in the
primary account.)

In the 2nd account, I have a simple filter that forwards a copy of any
email sent TO the primary account, to a third account.

All emails make it to the 2nd account. Most make it to the third

When I check the filter on the 2nd account and test the filter, it
selects everything except all email belonging to this one email

I did notice that when I read the mail from the suspect email on the
2nd account, it does not say who the email was TO (show details). It's
the same when reading the email from the primary account too.

from Orbitz <>
reply-to Orbitz <>
date Sep 2, 2008 2:47 PM
subject Genene, Need a Rental Car?

from "" <>
date Sep 2, 2008 9:23 AM
subject soccer update!!!! please read

I looked at the headers and nothing jumps out at me. I have not tested
from any other Comcast account.

Is this is known issue or bug?


Ian James

Sep 11, 2008, 7:59:16 AM9/11/08
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Is your filter checking 'TO' or 'FROM' fields? If the Comcast mail is
delivered to your via list or BCC etc. it may not meet the criteria
for your filter.

On Sep 2, 8:50 pm, "" <>
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Robert & Genene MacDonald

Sep 13, 2008, 2:53:04 PM9/13/08
Excellent! That is the problem. I changed the filter from "TO:" to
"deliveredto:" and now it catches all the correct mail. Thanks!!
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