[Dovecot] Mailing list's prefix

Karsten Bräckelmann guenther at rudersport.de
Fri Mar 5 19:18:12 EET 2010

On Fri, 2010-03-05 at 14:01 +0800, Patrick Nagel wrote:
> On 2010-03-05 07:49, Karsten Bräckelmann wrote:

> > I don't recall any, other than plain refusal to use a dedicated folder,
> > rather than dumping it all into the Inbox...
> IMO, Michael M. Slusarz had a valid reason:

Frankly, I disagree. I do receive legit private messages, forked off of
an on-list thread. From various mailing-lists. I would not want them to
be filtered into a dedicated list folder. For that reason, Subject based
filtering is wrong, and the proper mailing-list headers do a perfect job

> "[...] a common situation (at least for me) is someone who replies
> directly to your message from a list instead of to the list address.
> This will most likely cause that message to end up in your INBOX rather
> than being filtered into the appropriate mailing list mailbox.  Having

It is an off-list reply. It doesn't belong in the list folder.

> I'm ok with both ways, but given that there is a considerable amount of
> opposition, I think Timo's decision to keep it as it is will work best.

Well, I'd prefer to drop the Subject tagging. But this decision isn't my
call on this list. :)

If it bugs me enough, I can always drop it locally. The procmail recipe
to accomplish that was the important point of my previous post. I didn't
argue about the tagging itself.


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