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Re: [GNU-Emacs] request: better subject lines


From: allan gottlieb
Subject: Re: [GNU-Emacs] request: better subject lines
Date: Tue, 02 May 2017 22:34:00 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

On Tue, May 02 2017, Bob Proulx wrote:

> Carlos Konstanski wrote:
>> If you're like me, you get a whole lot of spam. You need to scan the
>> subject lines in your INBOX to decide what's spam and what's ham. If you
>> have to open an email to decide because the subject line is
>> inconclusive, that's bad.
>
> I think this is an XY problem.  The underlying problem is that you are
> getting too much spam.  That is bad and should be solved.  And a
> secondary problem is not filtering mail by mailing list.  That is
> something this emacs help topic list can help with fixing.
>
> I see that you are using gnus.  Could another gnus user make a
> suggestion as to how Carlos can improve the gnus work flow to be able
> to read through help-gnu-emacs mail more efficiently and effectively?

M-x customize-option RET nnmail-split-methods

Put a pattern for list-id.
It is easy to do with customize.

The result for me is below (from ~/.emacs.d/lisp/custom-file.el).

allan

================================================================

 '(nnmail-split-methods
   (quote
    (("arch" "List-Id: <csci_ua_0436_001_fa16.cs.nyu.edu>")
     ("os202" "List-Id: <csci_ua_0202_001_sp17.cs.nyu.edu>")
     ("os2250" "List-Id: <csci_ga_2250_002_sp17.cs.nyu.edu>")
     ("introCS" "List-Id: <csci_ua_0101_002_fa15.cs.nyu.edu>")
     ("ds" "List-Id: <csci_ua_0102_004_sp13.cs.nyu.edu>")
     ("gentoo" "List-Id: Gentoo Linux mail <gentoo-user.gentoo.org>")
     ("emacs" "List-Id: \\(Users list for the GNU Emacs text editor 
<help-gnu-emacs.gnu.org>\\)\\|\\(\"Emacs development discussions.\" 
<emacs-devel.gnu.org>\\)")
     ("twolakeclub" "List-Id: 
\\(<twolakeclub.googlegroups.com>\\)\\|\\(<3lakes.googlegroups.com>\\)\\|\\(<three-lakes-community-bulletin-board.googlegroups.com>\\)\\|<twolakeclub.yahoogroups.com>")
     ("broadway7" "List-Id:.*community list for inhabitants of 7th fl.")
     ("gnome" "List-Id: \\(General discussion 
<gnome-list.gnome.org>\\)\\|\\(Announcements only 
<gnome-announce-list.gnome.org>\\)")
     ("dia" "List-Id: discussions about usage and development of dia 
<dia-list.gnome.org>")
     ("gnus" "List-Id:.*Announcements and discussions for GNUS")
     ("evolution" "List-Id: General discussion and user queries of Evolution")
     ("gnome-foundation" "List-Id: \\(Discussion relating to the GNOME 
Foundation\\)\\|\\(Official GNOME Foundation announcements\\)")
     ("linux-dell-laptops" "List-Id: <linux-dell-laptops.yahoogroups.com>")
     ("jfc" "\\(To: address@hidden)\\|\\(From: JFC OFFICE\\)")
     ("MAIL" ""))))



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