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Re: [soleil] - Unable to filter list

2001-08-01 00:54:12
* Andrew Edelstein <andrew(_at_)pure-chaos(_dot_)com> [20010801 09:51]: writing 
on the subject 'Re: [soleil] - Unable to filter list'
Andrew> On Wed, Aug 01, 2001 at 08:32:37AM +0300, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
Andrew> > I am subscribed to bind-users mailing list, which seems to have 
Andrew> > names. I must admit that all attempts at filtering mail from this list
Andrew> > into one folder has defeated me.
Andrew> > 
Andrew> > Here are some headers from that list:
Andrew> > 
Andrew> > Cc: comp-protocols-dns-bind(_at_)moderators(_dot_)isc(_dot_)org
Andrew> > To: bind-users(_at_)isc(_dot_)org
Andrew> > CC: dnsadmin(_at_)telocity(_dot_)net
Andrew> > 
Andrew> > _and_ this is what I've tried, and all the mail still end up in 
Andrew> > instead of BIND
Andrew> > 
Andrew> > :0:
Andrew> > * ^To:.*bind
Andrew> > * ^To:.*
Andrew> > * ^From(_dot_)*SW(_at_)bad\(_dot_)demons\(_dot_)com  # This guy sends 
to undisclosed-recipients
Andrew> > BIND
Andrew> Instead of matcing on the To: field, since that comes from what the 
Andrew> typed, try taking a look at the other headers. Try checking From_ (not 
Andrew> Sender:, Return-Path:, or possibly if it has any List- or X- headers. 
Andrew> will be added by the list software and should be consistent across all
Andrew> messages. For instance, THIS list might be "To:"
Andrew> procmail(_at_)informatik(_dot_)RWTH-Aachen(_dot_)de or 
procmail-users(_at_)procmail(_dot_)org, are at
Andrew> least 5 headers added by the list software that are unique to this, and 
Andrew> present in all mail from this list.

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for showing me the light. 
After blowing up the headers of those mails, I discovered that there are
some headers that are common to all regardless of the list name:

Sender: bind-users-bounce(_at_)isc(_dot_)org
Errors-to: bind-users-bounce(_at_)isc(_dot_)org
Precedence: bulk
X-List-ID: <>

So that makes sense.

Great help that was!


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