Re: [Evolution] Tagging emails as important automatically

On Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 1:53 PM, Thomas Mittelstaedt
<tmstaedt t-mittelstaedt de> wrote:
Am Sonntag, den 30.06.2013, 14:38 +0200 schrieb Thomas Mittelstaedt:
Am Sonntag, den 30.06.2013, 11:23 +0100 schrieb Pedro Francisco:
On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 2:20 PM, Thomas Mittelstaedt
<tmstaedt t-mittelstaedt de> wrote:
Am Samstag, den 29.06.2013, 13:47 +0100 schrieb Pedro Francisco:
I was talking with a friend about the usefulness of Gmail's
"Important" folder/tag (and most recently, the Social / Promotions /
Updates / Forums folders/tags) and I was wondering how feasible would
it be to implement such a mechanism by using a spam filter.

The idea, speaking specifically for the "Important" tag, would be
using a bogofilter / spamassassin configuration (independent from the
one detecting spam) and training it to detect certain emails and
attributing them the 'important' tag.

Would this be feasible?

Sure, use message filters, available in the main menu under
Edit->Message Filters. Create a new rule, add action "Set Label".

Ok, that's the manual way.
I wanted to know if a more automatic way is possible.

For example, in Gmail, I mark an email as 'Important' (not tag: I
click on the 'box' [semi-square-losangle box] after the subject on
conversation view).
I do nothing more: I set _no_ keywords to be tracked, nor from fields.
I just mark the email as 'important'.

Select the mail use the right mouse button select the context menu, set

Or you can use the context menu for a mail right away to mark a mail as
important or to follow up!!

Next time the topic is covered elsewhere (for example, a random
iwl3945 driver thread on linux-wireless), as I have marked in the past
an email with similar terms as Important, Gmail tags such mails as
Important and they appear on the Important folder.

I wanted to know if there was the possibility of getting the same
functionality using some sort of combination of existing tools.

The message filters do just that. Have you actually tried it out? You
set a condition for the email in question, e.g. "subject contains iwl39"
or "Label important is set". You can also trigger the message filters
manually by selecting a bunch of mails and hit Strg+Y.
Should cover what you need. Just play around a little.

Not what I want. I want hassle-free, heuristics based filtering. I
don't want to decide which are the keywords which matter.

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