Tagging email subject line with something like [fbsd-questions]

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Wed Apr 25 21:44:22 UTC 2007

On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 03:37:41PM -0600, Warren Block wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Apr 2007, Chad Perrin wrote:
> >On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 02:53:40PM +0100, Alex Zbyslaw wrote:
> >>
> >>All messages are already tagged with a List-ID
> >>
> >>e.g.
> >>
> >>List-Id: User questions <freebsd-questions.freebsd.org>
> >
> >Do you have any suggestions for how to do something similar with mutt or
> >procmail?
> procmail can filter out duplicates and sort messages into "folders" 
> (directories under ~/mail):
>     PATH=$HOME/procmail:/usr/bin:/usr/ucb:/bin:/usr/local/bin:.
>     MAILDIR=$HOME/mail
>     # DEFAULT=$MAILDIR/mbox
>     LOGFILE=$HOME/.procmaillog
>     LOCKFILE=$HOME/.lockmail
>     # Weed out duplicate messages.
>     :0 Wh: msgid.lock
>     | /usr/local/bin/formail -D 8192 $HOME/.msgid.cache
>     # FreeBSD Questions Mailing list
>     :0
>     * ^List-Id:.*freebsd-questions.freebsd.org
>     $MAILDIR/FreeBSD-Questions
> This puts questions messages in a "folder" called FreeBSD-Questions 
> (which you should probably create beforehand).  You'll also need a 
> .forward file or FEATURE(local_procmail) in your sendmail .mc file to 
> use procmail.

If I wanted them in different "folders", I'd have sorted them that way.
Unfortunately, what I'd like is a way to visually mark messages as 
originating from a specific mailing list.  Separating them into a
bunch of "folders" just reduces the likelihood I'll get to all my email
in a given day.  I appreciate the attempt to help, but it doesn't
address my actual preferences.

I fully expect that there isn't really an answer aside from using mutt's
list subscription functionality, which unfortunately overwrites the name
or email of the original sender in the diplay.

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