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SubjectRe: lkml subject line
On Mon, 12 Feb 2001, Mike Harrold wrote:

>> > There are advantages: distinguish personal messages from mailing list
>> > messages, and distinguish between different mailing lists. And
>> > disadvantages - maybe only one: sacrificing valuable Subject: line
>> > space.
>>
>> The advantages can all be gained without that disadvantage by just learning
>> to filter mail on other headers instead of the subject line.
>
>Assuming your mail reader can do that (and no, I can't change my mail
>reader).

You can use procmail to filter your mail VERY easily. Penalizing
an entire list of 7000 people or more just because 3 people can't
use a sane modern mail reader is just senseless.

This filters linux-kernel into the folder LINUX-KERNEL

cat >> ~/.procmailrc <<EOF
:0:
* ^X-Mailing-List:.*linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
* ^Sender:.*linux-kernel-owner@vger
LINUX-KERNEL

EOF

That said, and while we're on the topic.. Does anyone have a
*PERFECT* recipe for procmail to REMOVE the stupid [Dummy] things
most GNU mailman lists and others prepend to the subject?

xpert@xfree86.org is one such list and I have given up on
complaining to list maintainers of other lists to change this,
and would rather fix it on my end once than complain to others.

I asked on procmail-list and got some feedback but it didn't give
me a useable filter..

Any help appreciated..
TTYL

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