Re: [Evolution] possible bug in mail filtering

On Mon, 2002-07-08 at 04:33, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
The mailing-list filters are not meant to match on the email address of
the list, they are meant to match on certain sub-strings of the header
value as obtained from a regex.

Yeah - to explain.

Every mailing list does its own 'thing' to headers to explain where the
message came from.  Some dont even do explicit things, so we have to
guess it from some conventions used in various places in the headers.

There is no guaranteed reliable way to determine the real mailing list
address from any of the headers.

So instead, we generate a token, namely namepart hostpart which *should*
generate to the same token for different messages sent to the same list
(it isn't 100% reliable, because it depends on the headers generated by
mailing list and mailing software, but its generally pretty reliable). 
We have a bunch of rules (see below) which are run against the headers
of the message, and as soon as we get a match, that is the token used to
represent that mailing list.

The upshot of this is that if you specify the mailing list address
manually, it isn't very likely to work (it might for some lists), so you
need to base it on an existing message from the list.

The other problem is if we change the order of the mailing list matching
expressions, we change everyones vfolders (since this information is
cached), so its not trivial to make changes to this list (although
adding to it is generally ok).

Take a look at camel/camel-mime-parser.c for more details.

Its actually camel-mime-utils.c, mail_list_magic[] array.


On Sun, 2002-07-07 at 10:43, Alessio Dessi wrote:
I've created a filter that should take mailing list 
"tipsinposta ziobudda net" but don't work. the filteris take Mailinglist
that contain tipsinposta ziobudda net, this is the full header of an
email not properly filtered

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