On Sat, Nov 27, 1999 at 12:35:13PM +0000, kevin lyda mentioned:
> anyway, mail. i keep thinking that mail systems aren't quite up to the
> level we need them. choosing from addresses based on the current folder
> is good, and also perhaps guessing from the To:/Cc: line might be good.
> And then maybe rules: if i'm mailing foo at example.com i should use my
>xyz at example.com address, but if it's bar at example.com, it should be from
>abc at example.com. of course a good ui to configure it, and making it act
> in a *predictable* way seem rather difficult.
Look at mutt. It has "send hooks" and "folder hooks". A send hook is
If I am sending to something that matches "linux.ie", set a header called
"Reply-to:" to be ilug at linux.ie and my "From:" header to be
jplooney-ilug at online.ie. The syntax for that would be:
send-hook ilug at linux.ie my_hdr From: jplooney-ilug at online.ie
send-hook ilug at linux.ie my_hdr Reply-to: ilug at linux.ie
You can use a folder hook to say "When I'm reading mail in the "ilug"
folder, set my From address to be valen at linux.ie, also set the 'sort'
variable to 'threaded'".
folder-hook =ilug "set sort=threaded"
folder-hook =ilug "my_hdr From: valen at linux.ie"
You can also set "default save patterns". As in, "If a mail is sent from
anyone at "hotmail.com", save it to the 'trash' folder".
save-hook hotmail.com =trash
Or, how about "When I've read my /var/spool/mail file, any read mail
should be saved to ~/Mail/oldmail".
mbox-hook /var/spool/mail/valen =oldmail
Does that do some of the stuff you want it to do ?
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