On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 3:27 AM, Jan Hendrik <list.jan.hendrik_at_gmail.com>
> Concerning Re: List-* mail headers for svn (us
> Kevin Grover wrote on 10 Jul 2008, 9:00, at least in part:
> > Yes, that's what I do. However, if the list-id field is added,
> > filtering becomes simpler - a user just clicks on the link in the
> > 'show details' display.
> > I was primarily curious _why_ the other list-* fields are there, but
> > list-id is not.
> > I've attached PNG example from the Mercurial list. Notice the nice
> > link 'Filter messages from this mailing list'?
> Nice gimmick. But is the filter automagically removed when
> unsubscribing using the respective header? Only then it would
> make some real sense IMHO. Otherwise I would rather have
> Google not censoring my own postings to list, requiring me to set
> up two mail addresses and two subscriptions to see my postings
> (or CCs/BCCs to myself for that matter).
> Jan Hendrik
There's no magic. Clicking the filter button just jumps you to a filter
creation dialog with the "Has the words:" box automatically filled in. I
tried to duplicate this for this SVN list by copying the List-Post line
(List-Post: <mailto:users_at_subversion.tigris.org>) and pasting it into the
"Has the words:" box of the filter. It seems to work. Excellent!
The benefit of List-Id is that I don't have to experiment with this: it's
much easier to create the filter and it eliminates some of the human
Had I not seen that link in the Mercurial list header when moving to a
GAFYD, and researched why it worked, I would never have know about it, nor
that I could use the other (raw) email fields in the "Has the words:" fields
as the filter. This is (IMO) much better than kludging together multiple
filters for To Cc or Subject fields to try to catch all instances of list
Received on 2008-07-11 22:39:09 CEST