GMail introduced a very good feature of automatically filtering emails into categories like primary, social, promotion, forums, updates.

Is there anyway to get this filtering in thunderbird in anyway ? (for example, tag, category, or even folder)

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    The close-vote reason says. "Thunderbird is not packaged in *nix distributions". Here are some counterexamples I found without really trying. Commented Jun 29, 2015 at 22:17
  • @MichaelHomer have you heard of Ubuntu (the most popular linux distro) ? ubuntu comes with thunderbird, so this question is valid, it is valid to ask questions related to the use of software on *nix distro
    – Alex Jones
    Commented Jun 30, 2015 at 5:45
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    I'm on your side, here. (It's linked in the "I") Commented Jun 30, 2015 at 5:49

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I don't have enough reputation to post this is as a comment, but if anyone wants to solve this it has been answered pretty well on super user: https://superuser.com/questions/719677/how-to-use-gmail-tabs-with-imap

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