Best way to sort the emails in a mailing list?

I know this isn’t really rails related, but I was wondering if anyone
had a clever way to sort out which mailing list threads they’ve been
involved with and which ones they haven’t. That way when a new email
comes in and its in a thread you’ve been involved with, you could
move it to another folder.

I’ve looked at the email headers and can’t find out a way to do this.
It kind of sucks having to sift through 200 emails to find replies to
my question.

Thanks for the help.

Thank You,
Ben J.
E: [email protected]

Ben J. wrote:

I know this isn’t really rails related, but I was wondering if anyone
had a clever way to sort out which mailing list threads they’ve been
involved with and which ones they haven’t. That way when a new email
comes in and its in a thread you’ve been involved with, you could
move it to another folder.

I’ve looked at the email headers and can’t find out a way to do this.
It kind of sucks having to sift through 200 emails to find replies to
my question.

Thanks for the help.

Thank You,
Ben J.
E: [email protected]

Ben,

I am replying to this question from www.ruby-forum.com. I subscribe to
the mailing list and have it go to a junk yahoo account (gmail would
probably be a better choice). Until recently, ruby-forum had search
capabilities but it is temporarily disabled. Fortunately, I can still
search through my yahoo mail for topics I’m interested in finding.

Anyway - ruby-forum is a better way to see the threads and cuts down on
the “sifting” that you have to do. It isn’t a perfect solution to your
problem but it gets you closer.

Question for Ruby-forum: If I have an account, do you have the ability
to see all my posts and go directly to those threads? How many posts I
have made, etc… To date, I have only used the guest feature which
doesn’t have this. This would solve Bens problem (especially with a
“notify when thread is answered” feature.

It would also be nice to click on a registered users name and see all
the posts they have made.

Regards,

Michael

mmodica at cox dot net

Ben J. wrote:

I know this isn’t really rails related, but I was wondering if anyone
had a clever way to sort out which mailing list threads they’ve been
involved with and which ones they haven’t. That way when a new email
comes in and its in a thread you’ve been involved with, you could
move it to another folder.

I’ve looked at the email headers and can’t find out a way to do this.
It kind of sucks having to sift through 200 emails to find replies to
my question.

Thanks for the help.

Thank You,
Ben J.
E: [email protected]

I subsrcibe via gmail and set up filters for all that I’m in. Works
great for me.

(I’m on ruby-forum now though for another reason and saw your post)

So I went ahead and registered on ruby-forum (as I should have done a
long time ago) and when you make a post on ruby-forum there is an option
for “email notification” that you can enable or disable on the thread to
which you have created or responded.

You can also see a list of registered users and how many posts they have
made. Andreas - have you thought about taking that one step further so
that when I click on a users name it will show me all related posts from
that user (either myself or another).

Regards,

Michael

Michael -

You may also find Nabble to serve your needs: http://www.nabble.com/
RubyOnRails-Users-f13831.html

I’ve been disappointed with the regular downtimes (especially with
search), also with the poor search options with ruby-forum.

I think there’s a firefox nabble search plugin somewhere as well.

cheers,
Jodi

Jodi,

Thank you - nabble is very intuitive and has a nice interface. I had
not heard of it previously.

Michael

On Sun Jul 23, 2006 at 11:54:50AM -0500, Ben J. wrote:

I know this isn’t really rails related, but I was wondering if anyone had a clever way to sort out which mailing list threads they’ve been
involved with and which ones they haven’t. That way when a new email comes in and its in a thread you’ve been involved with, you could move it
to another folder.

muttng kicks ass. for proper use, you need procmail as well.

its sorting is damn fast, as well, not to mention regex search, and all
the usual slew of goodies, like color-coding threads youve replied to,
or have read, or tagged, and of course emacs as the text editor doesnt
hurt either .

if you mean on the web? i dunno. i havent found a good maildir-enabled
webapp that works the way i’d want (basically like muttng, but with
better searching and a frontpage to see several lists at once)

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