[sane-devel] Missing list subject header

Ulf Zibis Ulf.Zibis at gmx.de
Thu Sep 12 22:55:34 BST 2019

Hi Torfinn,

yes, using a professional mail client, this can work.

One problem is server-side filtering when using IMAP. For example my
email provider (one of the biggest in Germany) doesn't support filtering
on arbitrary header fields such as the List-* headers,

Another problem is for people, who only temporarily subscribe to the
list, just to solve one single problem. For them it's more convenient,
to look for the readable / visual "crutch" in the subject line than to
setup a special subfolder + filter or even implement some magic.

Finally the filtering on List-* headers doesn't work, when people use
the "Answer All" function. In this case there are no List-* headers in
the resulting message.


Am 12.09.19 um 23:38 schrieb Torfinn Ingolfsen:
> Olaf pointed to the
> List-*
> headers. And rightly so - this is what your mail program / client
> should be filtering on. All sane (no pun intended) mailing lists have
> been using that for about a decade (or more) now.
> BTW, "filtering" in this case means moving mailing list post from your
> normal mail "inbox" / incoming mail view to a folder / view dedicated
> to a specific mailing list so it doesn't clutter you normal, day to
> day important mail view.
> Learn how to setup your mail client to do this - there is probably a
> youtube video if you are into that way of learning.
> Oh, and for those rare individuals who needs a readable / visual
> "crutch" in the subject line: please implement it yourself, based on
> the relevant List-* header.
> </soapbox>
> :-)
> On Thu, Sep 12, 2019 at 6:02 PM Ralph Little <skelband at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have just unsubscribed my yahoo account.
>> Gmail seems to be working for me OK so that will be what I use from now on.
>> Hopefully, this will improve things.
>> Cheers,
>> Ralph

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