[ogg-dev] mailing list headers

Michael Smith mlrsmith at gmail.com
Sat Jun 18 06:39:17 PDT 2005

On 6/18/05, Thomas Vander Stichele <thomas at apestaart.org> wrote:
> Hm, that could be :) maybe I should ask a more generic question which
> I've always wrestled with... what's the "correct" tag to filter on, the
> ones that are actually set by mailing list software, that allow me to
> uniquely identify all mails that went to that list ? Maybe that's a
> better question for me to get an answer on.
> I always assumed it was List-ID, but a lot of lists have changed the
> contents of that over time.

Yeah, I think List-ID is probably the right approach, though the
mailman help points at an RFC that defines all the other List-*
headers, but not that one... weird. Anyway, substring matching on
<ogg-dev at xiph.org> within that header should reliably work on this
list. I think.

I tend to just filter on [ogg-dev] in the subject line, which isn't
perfect, but does the job well enough. Some lists I exempt things
addressed directly to me.


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