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Re: The format (or lack thereof) of the list...

On Thu, Jul 12, 2001 at 03:42:33PM -0500, Dave Sherohman wrote:
| On Thu, Jul 12, 2001 at 03:16:30PM -0400, Hall Stevenson wrote:
| > If you use mutt to read your mail, tell it that you subscribe
| > to "debian-user" mailing list.
| Or, better, just tell it that debian-user is a list.  Maybe I'm just
| doing something wrong, but whenever I add a "subscribe <list>" to my
| .muttrc, the to/from column shows "To <listname>" for all list
| messages.  If I use "lists <list>", it does the Right Thing and shows
| the sender's name.
| Of course, if anyone could tell me what I've done wrong...

What you did wrong was leave mutt with the default settings ;-).  I
suppose it's useful if you don't have procmail to tell you already
which list the message came from.  Here's what I do (lots of
irrelevant options snipped):

# work-around broken mailing list software
set ignore_list_reply_to = yes

set forward_format = "FW: %s"

# default action (index_format is default, except it displays "From" instead)
folder-hook . set sort=date ; set index_format="%4C %Z%{%b%d} %-15.15F(%4l) %s"

# sorting for inbox
folder-hook "!" set sort=date-received

# display To, not From, in Sent folder
#folder-hook Sent set index_format="%4C %Z%{%b%d} %-15.15F(%4l) %s"

# sorting for lists 
# display the author's real name, not the list (or my name!) in index view
folder-hook lists.* set sort=threads ; set sort_aux=date ;  \
	set index_format="%4C %Z %{%b%d} %-15.15n(%4l,%3M) %s%| "

The other difference bewteen "lists" and "subscribe" is that with
subscribe your address is left out of the Mail-Followup-To: header so
you don't get a double-copy.  With "lists" mutt thinks you are not
subscribed to the list so it adds your address you get a "double"
copy, which is really the only copy you get because you aren't

| Great feature, isn't it?

Definitely :-).


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