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Re: BBDB ignore messages

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: BBDB ignore messages
Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2012 23:18:33 +0800
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Francesco Mazzoli <> writes:

> Hi,
> I use BBDB with Wanderlust and I'd like to eliminate quite an annoying
> behaviour.  I browse a lot of mailing lists via gmane, and BBDB automatically
> adds (or asks to add if the name is already present) the gmane addresses to 
> the
> address book.  I don't want this to happen, and not only for gmane but also 
> with
> other addresses (e.g. automatic emails from various services).
> I have this in my init.el:
> -------8<-------
> (setq bbdb/mail-auto-create-p 'bbdb-ignore-some-messages-hook
>       bbdb/news-auto-create-p 'bbdb-ignore-some-messages-hook
>       bbdb-ignore-some-messages-alist
>       '(("From" . 
> "no.?reply\\|DAEMON\\|daemon\\|facebookmail\\|gmane\\|ebay\\|amazon\\|tfl\\|trenitalia")))
> ------->8-------
> I would expect all messages containing "gmane" to be ignored, but it doesn't
> happen.  Am I doing something wrong?

It depends very much on which version of BBDB you're using. If it's
version 3 -- and you should probably be using version 3 -- then look at
the possible values for bbdb-mua-update-interactive-p. Beyond that, try
the BBDB mailing list...

> Francesco

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