[Ilugc] Any takers for this project?
Kapil Hari Paranjape
kapil at imsc.res.in
Mon Oct 27 08:43:01 IST 2008
On Sun, 26 Oct 2008, Raman.P wrote:
> I have a project idea as follows:
> The software should watch my mails from a mailing list.
> If a thread which doesn't contain
> Anything relavant to FOSS like linux,open source, ilug, software freedom
> etc., ( I can give a list of key words to look for)
> and if thread length exceeds 5 [ a user tunable number]
> then it temporarily unsubscribes me from list.
I think that making this "automatic" may not be easy. After all, if
we could do this accurately, then we could also easily identify spam.
It should, however, be possible to setup procmail so that you can
give it a list of Message-Ids (which identifies threads) and ask it
to treat messages which refer to those Message-Ids differently. It is
a bit more complex than just filtering mail into various boxes based
on headers since you need to store all the Message-Ids of follow-up
messages as they come in.
So I would suggest an alternate project as follows.
Extract a thread from incoming mail using procmail
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