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bug#20822: environment mangled by locale

From: John Darrington
Subject: bug#20822: environment mangled by locale
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 22:50:17 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 10:03:48PM +0200, Andreas Rottmann wrote:
     John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:
     > Can we configure this mailing list better?
     > Many (all?) of the messages posted have no obvious indication of which
     > mailing list they are coming from.
     > The subject line is something like "bug#12345: description"
     > The To: field is address@hidden
     > In general, it takes a lot of detective work to discover that message
     > relates to guile.
     No, it doesn't, there's a List-Id header in all messages sent out via
     the list:
     List-Id: "Bug reports for GUILE, GNU's Ubiquitous Extension Language" 

OK Thanks.  If that is invariant, then I'll set a rule accordingly.  
Now that I know, I can do that.
     Putting an
     identifier into the subject just clutters the view for people who have
     set up their email clients appropriatly for use with mailing list.

I don't agree.  In fact, I set my email client for use with mailing lists.  
That is why
I made the suggestion.  I like to know if I'm receiving personally addressed 
mail, or
mail via a list (without having to explicitly check the envelope and all 
     >From the email headers of your post, it seems you use mutt; I don't know
     if mutt has built-in support for grouping based on List-Id (I'd guess
     no), but you can use a tool (MDA) like "maildrop"[1], "scmail"[2] or
     "procmail"[3]" to automatically put the email you receive via mailing
     lists into different (e.g.) IMAP mailboxes.

I do know how to use my computer - I just didn't know what field this list
used to identify itself.  But thanks for reminding me anyway.
     > Can it not be configured to Prepend the Subject: line with Bug-Guile
     > or something similar?  That way it'd be easier to manage - either
     > manually or automatically.
     As mentioned above, this is not a good idea.

There are a lot of email conventions which are not good ideas.  They are 
ubiquitous, and refusing to conform to them is also not a good idea.
Anyway, I'll set a rule on the List-Id field as you suggested and  hopefully 
fix the problem.

Sorry for the noise.


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