Re: How to modify subject of incoming emails using procmail
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On Tue, 8 Apr 1997 email@example.com wrote:
> [ ... ]
> I'd like to comment on this. If the debian-* list administrator(s) would edit
> the debian-*.config files and change the "subject_prefix" option to reflect
> the appropriate list, then all of the filtering would be easier on the members
> of the list. A subject line like
> Subject: I need HELP
> would become
> Subject: DEBIAN-USER I need HELP
> I found out that the above formula for filtering does NOT catch all of
> debian-user messages. I have several non-related mail lists coming into my
> system, and some of them use that option. This list, unfortunately, does not
> thus making it hard to correctly separate debian messages from the rest of the
> pack (who use "listserv").
There is absolutely no need to munge the Subject line, since you have
already the Resent-Sender field.
The only people who ask for Subject munging are those that insist on
"hand-made" filtering: Believe me: If you are subscribed to one or more
mailing list you *need* a filter program. You may use procmail.
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Santiago Vila <firstname.lastname@example.org>