Re: tell me how to do this right (mail sent to lists)

Subject: Re: tell me how to do this right (mail sent to lists)

Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2018 22:53:06 +0200

To: Daniel Kahn Gillmor


From: Jeff Templon

Hi Daniel,

Thanks for answering!

On 9 Oct 2018, at 18:08, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:

> notmuch doesn't "skip" anything -- it just knows that they are the 
> same
> e-mail due to message-id matching.  it actually indexes both texts.  
> you
> can see this with:
>     notmuch search --output=files id:$MESSAGEID

Indeed - with the command line tool in this form, I do see both files.  
on :-)

>> I'd prefer to have both, but if I have to pick one or the other, I'd
>> actually prefer to have the second one, as I'd then have
>> [ pdp ]
>> as the start of the subject header for ALL mails to that list, and as 
>> an
>> added bonus, afew (should?) then tag them with the list name making 
>> them
>> easily searchable.
> I'd recommend doing your tagging based on something other than a
> substring of the subject line -- wouldn't tagging based on the 
> recipient
> of the message (To: or Cc:) be sufficient to group your mailing list
> messages under one heading, regardless of which variant notmuch 
> chooses
> to prefer?

So here’s the deal : I am tagging with afew, it has a special mailing 
list filter,
which does the right thing - it tags the copy that was delivered from 
the mailing
list with the list name.  However (and maybe this is just the Emacs 
interface?) when
I view the message in notmuch-emacs, it only shows one of them, and this 
seems to be
(always?  at least usually) the copy that is Fcc’d to my sent folder 
and tagged only
with “sent” because it doesn’t have a list-id yet.

So I’m still looking for how to do this “right”.  I must not be 
the only one that sends
mails to mailing lists?

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