[Cabal] Commit mailing list for pidgin mtn

Luke Schierer lschiere at users.sf.net
Thu Feb 1 12:23:26 EST 2007

On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 09:10:39AM -0800, Sean Egan wrote:
> On 2/1/07, Ethan Blanton <elb at psg.com> wrote:
> > Mark Doliner spake unto us the following wisdom:
> > > For the record I like having the [Commits] tag in the subject line.  I
> > > find it useful when visually scanning my inbox.
> >
> > Is your mailer not capable of notating messages to known mailing list
> > subscriptions?  Assuming that you use mutt, you might look into the
> > 'subscribe' command and the %L index expando.  For me, using a capable
> > mailreader, this [Commits] information is redundant.
> http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/qralston/writing/tagging-harmful/
> -s.

Just as a side note, we do have what that article refers to as "detail
addressing" turned on, using postfix's default '+' as the extention
character.  So you can create a .forward+commits file and subscribe to
the commits list from username+commits at pidgin.im  and it will work.
.forward+* files use the same format as .forward files do. 

Or you could just let procmail identify the mail as belonging to a given
list and sort it that way. Procmail could even munge the subject header
for you. 

So yes, overall, I find that article Sean posted persuasive. 


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