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Re: New I-D: draft-koch-subject-tags-considered-00.txt

2004-11-19 14:19:30

On Fri November 19 2004 15:31, Keith Moore wrote:

true.  but I suspect it doesn't even fit _your_ definition of the right 

for instance, if the same message is sent to both ietf-822 and ietf-smtp,
do you really want them both filed into the same mailbox?

Given that there is a single (logical) message, there are several
possibilities that one might consider:

A. Whether or not to suppress received duplicates
   1. before filing
   2. per-"folder", after filing

B. Whether or not to make copies (or logical links, saving
    storage space) available via multiple "folders".

C. A hierarchy of filing for such cases.

D. Whether to program, test, debug, repeat for a script to
    handle the various possibilities, or to handle simple cases
    and deal with unusual situations by hand.

I use C and handle unusual cases manually.  If better tools
were available for testing and managing sieve scripts, I
might entertain adding complexity to the script to handle
unusual conditions such as you describe.  Given the state
of such tools, I (intentionally) have not done so [indeed,
until relatively recently, filing was handled by MUA (IMAP
client) filters which moved messages from the catch-all
INBOX to specific folders; I changed to a server-based
Sieve script to avoid dependence on a particular UA (or
having to replicate the filters in all UAs), but only with
some trepidation and after an unsuccessful search for
sieve script validation/testing/management tools].