On Sat, 1 Dec 2001 08:38:23 -0500
Bernie Cosell <bernie @
> And so I think that we're just nowhere near the time to be able to
> talk about actually *USING* those headers in any serious way for
> real-world mailing lists, wouldn't you say? As was pointed out,
> LOTS of folk use MUAs that can't even _filter_ on those headers,
> much less actually *support* them as they were intended...
Even Qualcomm, who were active/significant participants in the
development of RFC 2369, don't support it in Eudora (which shouldn't
come as a surprise).
More simply on the mail filtering side for commercially developed
MUAs, there's very little reason for the to do the work. It adds
considerable UI complexity, considerable QA time/complexity,
considerable tech support and documentation overhead, and all for a
feature that less than 0.1% of their users will ever use, let alone
Now what would be interesting would be an MU which by *DEFAULT*
auto-created folders and filterd list messages into them based on
the values of RFC 2369 headers, X-Mailing-List, etc. An MUA that
attempted to do it all for you, out of the box, but then also let
you diddle it if/as needed.
And yes, this is of course trivial to do under procmail.
J C Lawrence
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