Filtering was: Re: Can I get a word in edgewise here, puhlease?

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at
Tue Jul 29 00:34:08 UTC 2008

g wrote:

> not sure what you mean by 'keep track', but 'tbird' does have a
> 'filter log' you can enable.

Adding to work load.  And I don't use tbird filters.

>>  I feel as if I'm being forced to filter.
> you filter for spam/junk mail. 'soap box' threads are not that much
> more trouble.

*All* of my spam filtering is handled by automated processes.  So, "to me" 
the need to manually add filters *is* more trouble.  You can't dispute how I 

> when a new 'sb' thread starts, i just press <ctrl+u> to get 'source'
> window, then click 'tools > message filers' and open active filter,
> click '+' to add. then a short pointer drag and center button click
> and i have a new 'sb' filter. takes longer to describe than to do.

sb stands for "Shit for Brains"?

>> Then there are folks  that may not be so good at filtering
> they can always ask magic words of 'how to'

They should not be placed in the position in the first place, IMHO.

>  > and find themselves having mail "disappear".
> what???

I have seen people using procmail filtering and weights and malformed rules 
getting mail discarded when they did not intend it to be so.

>> It is clear to me that a small minority of people have no regard for
>> others on this list.  They will tell you otherwise...but they don't.
> no argument there. i agree 100%.

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