changing subject of this list?
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Sun Dec 31 06:32:44 PST 2006
Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
> All the best for the New Year to everyone. By the way, would it be
> possible for this list to introduce a subject prefix like [FBSDQ] or
> something along this line? It would make sorting much easier. Some people
> put the list address in CC so with MUAs like SquirrelMail it is a bit
> difficult to filter the messages.
A very effective method of filtering is to look for the List-ID: header.
Most mail software won't display it to you without persuasion, but
for freebsd-questions at ... it looks like this:
List-Id: User questions <freebsd-questions.freebsd.org>
<mailto:freebsd-questions-request at freebsd.org?subject=unsubscribe>
Mailing lists should nowadays include a List-ID: header in the mails they
send out. [RFC 2919 if you're that interested] Sorting messages based on
it is, I find, generally the most accurate way to classify them correctly.
It's very easy to do in procmail -- too obvious to bother giving an
example. In thunderbird, you have go into Tools:Message Filters, then
hit New to create a new rule, then choose 'Customize' from the 'Subject'
pull-down. Unfortunately squirrelmail is not a software package I know
much about, but I'd expect any reasonably competent e-mail client to
be able to filter on arbitrary mail headers without too much trouble.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate
Kent, CT11 9PW
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