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Date:      Sun, 31 Dec 2006 19:37:04 +0000
From:      Vince Hoffman <>
Subject:   Re: changing subject of this list?
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Andrew Pantyukhin wrote:
> On 12/31/06, Matthew Seaman <> wrote:
>> 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@... it looks like this:
>> [...]
>> X-Mailman-Version: 2.1.5
>> Precedence: list
>> List-Id: User questions <>
>> List-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.
> In gmail it's undocumented, but you can use listid
> search operator to search and filter by List-ID.
This is untried as I only use squirrelmail when I am behind draconian 
that dont allow imap or ssh and usually use procmailfor filtering, 
however in the
options menu, select filters then new, then choose to match a header 
that contains
*List-Id:* User questions <>
and move it to where you want it moved to. Like i say untested but
I cant see why it wont work.


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