Claws Mail transparent subject rewriting


I use Claws-Mail (née Sylpheed-Claws) for my email.

One nice feature I found a couple of months ago was subject-line rewriting: A number of mailing lists I subscribe to add a totally obnoxious prefix on each outgoing message. I've yet to think of a good reason to do this - I can only assume it's for far less capable mail clients. Or something.

This results in much cleaner message list. You can probably do this in procmail, but having it in the presentation layer has the advantage that the rewrite is non-destructive - pressing Reply constructs a subject line from the original.

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Perhaps for less capable mail clients, but not for <a href="http://journal…" rel="nofollow">gmail which can filter on List-Id</a> using the listid: search operator.
Anyway this is another example that claws mail is for me the best GTK MUA : fully featured and light.

Dec. 11, 2007, 6:49 p.m. #

Perhaps I should have used "mail readers" instead of "mail clients" - nice and ambiguous. :)

Yeah, Gmail can filter on List-Id, but it doesn't stop "" folks repeatedly suggesting to list admins to adjust the list software to add a prefix, or requesting that other subscribers simply add it themselves whenever they start a new thread.

Dec. 11, 2007, 7:01 p.m. #