Re: [Evolution] Quick question on Filter on Subject...

On Tue, 2004-02-03 at 00:23 +0100, guenther wrote:
You should not filter on the subject unless there is nothing else to
filter for. As you are filtering mailing lists, Evolution offers a
convenient and more robust way for filtering: The special List-*
This method will not trigger on false mails.

Actually it will. Using the List-Id header will give you false positives
in a situation which happens to me relatively often -- if I'm not
reading a certain mailing list, a colleague _knows_ this, sees something
on the list and redirects it to me personally. If I filtered on the
List-Id header this second copy would end up in the list folder instead
of my inbox.

There's also false negatives occasionally but they're rarer. 

Using the Sender header is far more reliable. Every message from the
list has 'Sender: evolution-admin lists ximian com'; I filter every list
on the Sender instead of anything else.


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