[mailed and posted]
On Apr 26, 2007, at 4:45 PM, Chad Perrin wrote:

On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 10:03:46PM +0100, N.J. Mann wrote:

Okay, I think I understand. :-)

I think the misunderstanding was because I am using mutt very
differently from you. I have each list I am subscribed to filtered into its own mail box by procmail. I have listed all of these mailing lists
in mutt's subscribed setting.  I also have status_on_top set and
pager_index_lines set to 10.  The up shot of all this is that I know
which mailing list I am reading because it is listed in the status line.

Separate mail boxes for each mailing list just makes more sense to me.

Yeah, that makes a big difference.

For me, filtering into separate mailboxes would just ensure that I end
up ignoring some of my mailing lists for long periods of time.

I've been sorting all of my FreeBSD list stuff into a common mailbox (using a sieve script on the IMAP server I use) and since this, and have just started (as a result of this discussion) playing with color coding by which particular list. The color coding is done in the MUA (Mail.app in my case). In general, I automatic delivery into particular folders as the business of the IMAP server (not the client) while something like display properties for messages meeting particular criteria as something to do in the MUA.


Jeffrey Goldberg                        http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/

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