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Old 07-08-2014, 04:11 PM   #1
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Thunderbird: Mailing list setup dilemma


I am thinking of joining some active mailing lists with my main email account. The thing is that I rarely receive email from friends, but some mailing lists are increddibly active. I'm currently using Thunderbird (IMAP), and I would like to have mailing list emails separated from my friend's emails. Maybe make a separate subfolder for every email from a mailing list? So I'm asking this... what's a decent way to setup an email account for mailing lists? Should I use my main email address or should I use a separate email (an alias maybe)?

Personally I would just setup an alias like displace-mailinglist@somedomain.org, and have the IMAP server move the emails to that folder. Then again I would have to add a new identity to my PGP key.

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Old 07-09-2014, 08:25 AM   #2
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I use message filters to do this job using Thunderbird. You create a folder for each mailing list and move your incoming mail to that folder according to subject line or the From: address. Quite simple and straightforward to do. Just go into the Tools menu and select Message filters....
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:53 PM   #3
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Well I did expect a bit more activity in this thread, since a lot of linux users tend to use mailing lists, but...

Thanks for the suggestions, I was unaware of that feature. I have a question. What happens, if I use multiple computers, and each one of them has Thunderbird installed and configured to use the same account on the IMAP server? Do the message filters sync among the thunderbird's or do I have to setup the rules individually on each PC? If this was the case then it would be probably better to set the rules on the server itself.

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Old 07-11-2014, 10:18 AM   #4
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You could copy the ~/.thunderbird file from your first computer to the others. If you want identical copies of all email messages on every machine, then remember to leave your email undeleted on the server.
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