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Re: List-* mail headers for svn (user,dev,*) lists

From: Kevin Grover <kevin_at_kevingrover.net>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2008 09:46:20 -0700

On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 6:47 AM, Kevin Grover <kevin_at_kevingrover.net> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 3:27 AM, Jan Hendrik <list.jan.hendrik_at_gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 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!

Just an FYI. I was wrong. The List-Post: filters does NOT work in GMail.
I switched back to filtering on To/Cc. As per the suggestions later in the
this post, I'll probably drop tigris a note asking that all lists carry the

If anyone cares, these are the current filters I use for SVN and SVN-Dev:

SVN: (to:(users_at_subversion.tigris.org) OR cc:(users_at_subversion.tigris.org)

SVN-Dev: (to:(dev_at_subversion.tigris.org) OR cc:(dev_at_subversion.tigris.org)

You can put that text (everyting in ()) in the 'Has the words' box on a
GMail filter.

> 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
> element.
> 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
> traffic.
Received on 2008-07-12 18:46:48 CEST

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