[extropians] Msg Filtering Question

From: John Marrek (johnmarrek@hotmail.com)
Date: Mon Apr 17 2000 - 18:00:32 MDT

I'm new to the list, which seems fascinating--but have a problem I was
hoping someone might help with. To wit: Other lists I'm on all contain a
"[listname]" in the subject box to enable subscribers to utilize email
filtering options to automatically sort incoming posts and direct them to
the appropriate folders.

Because there's no such convention in use here, I wind up with scads of
messages mixed in with personal and business correspondence and such in my
inbox. I'm sure list veterans have found a way around this problem--and
wonder if you might take a moment to clue me in?

I have the ability to filter by words in subject box, by the from name, or
by the from address. Short of entering every poster's name or address into
my filters, the only way to filter would be by subject line, which (absent a
[listname] convention) is not possible because it varies and is unknowable
in advance. How have others addressed this problem?

Any assistance will be appreciated.

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