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On 06/27/2014 03:31 PM, Diogene Laerce wrote:
> On 06/27/2014 08:36 PM, PaulNM wrote:
>> On 06/27/2014 02:00 PM, Diogene Laerce wrote:
>>> I didn't or at least not on purpose. I just reply to the list on
>>> a random message and make a new topic of it for light
>>> convenience. I didn't know it could do any harm. And actually, I
>>> even don't understand how you can know that ? Please explain, I
>>> will sleep a bit light less dumber tonight. ;)
>> It's in the email headers. Look at at the whole header sometime,
>> there's quite a bit of info in there.
>> In Thunderbird/IceDove : View -> Headers -> All
>> Among many, many other things, you'll see "In reply to". There's
>> also a host of list related stuff like "List-Id" and
>> "List-Unsubscribe" headers. List-Id in particular is useful to use
>> for filtering.
>> In Thunderbird/IceDove you'll have to add it as a custom header
>> when setting up the filter, but it's *way* better than trying to
>> filter by the contents of the subject line or to address.
> I saw it but I don't understand how it could be *way* better than
> using the address for filtering. And actually how do you use this ?
It's better because:
* The List-ID header appears only in messages from the list, and in
every message from the list.
* The List-ID header should theoretically never change, even if the
mailing list address changes (which can happen if, e.g., it moves to be
hosted by a different server).
* The list E-mail address can appear in different headers (From, To, CC,
et cetera - sometimes depending on the mailing list, sometimes just
depending on the particular mail), and it's harder to properly filter on
multiple headers than on just one.
* In some cases (I haven't figured them all out yet), the list E-mail
address may not appear in the message at all.
* If you post to a mailing list, and someone hits Reply All on your
post, you will get two copies of the reply (unless your mail provider
filters one out, which has disadvantages). Both copies will include the
list's E-mail address somewhere, but only one of them actually came
through the list, so only one of them should be caught by the filter -
and only one of them will have the List-ID header.
> And actually how do you use this ?
That depends on your mail client. I know how to do it in Thunderbird 2,
and it's almost certainly very similar in current Thunderbird / Icedove,
but I don't have a functional Icedove instance nearby to give exact
>> Oh, there's also "User-Agent", which is how I know you use IceDove.
> In fact, I use outlook express but it sends the icedove signature to
> look cool. The Oedipe complex I guess..
That's... really weird, because your User-Agent header reads:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:24.0) Gecko/20100101 Icedove/24.6.0
Which not only mentions the absolutely most current release version of
Icedove - even though Outlook Express hasn't seen a new release in years
last I heard - but also claims that you're using 64-bit Linux. (And
Outlook Express barely runs on modern Windows AFAIK, much less on
Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny.
A government exists to serve its citizens, not to control them.
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