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

Jeffrey Goldberg jeffrey at goldmark.org
Thu Apr 26 22:51:23 UTC 2007

[mailed and posted]
On Apr 26, 2007, at 4:45 PM, Chad Perrin wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 10:03:46PM +0100, N.J. Mann wrote:
>> Okay, I think I understand. :-)
>> I think the misunderstanding was because I am using mutt very
>> differently from you.  I have each list I am subscribed to  
>> filtered into
>> its own mail box by procmail.  I have listed all of these mailing  
>> lists
>> in mutt's subscribed setting.  I also have status_on_top set and
>> pager_index_lines set to 10.  The up shot of all this is that I know
>> which mailing list I am reading because it is listed in the status  
>> line.
>> Separate mail boxes for each mailing list just makes more sense to  
>> me.
>> :-)
> Yeah, that makes a big difference.
> For me, filtering into separate mailboxes would just ensure that I end
> up ignoring some of my mailing lists for long periods of time.

I've been sorting all of my FreeBSD list stuff into a common mailbox  
(using a sieve script on the IMAP server I use) and since this, and  
have just started (as a result of this discussion) playing with color  
coding by which particular list.  The color coding is done in the MUA  
(Mail.app in my case).  In general, I automatic delivery into  
particular folders as the business of the IMAP server (not the  
client) while something like display properties for messages meeting  
particular criteria as something to do in the MUA.


Jeffrey Goldberg                        http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/

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