Invitation for technical discussion on next-generation Thunderbird

Ben Bucksch ben.bucksch at
Mon Apr 24 17:33:07 UTC 2017

Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote on 24.04.2017 19:24:
> Those are all mixed in with my regular mail because the boundary 
> between mailing lists and mail is fuzzy. But it need not be. And 
> making a distinction behind the scenes would probably lead to a lot of 
> advantages.
> So for example, I have 30 folders for different IETF mailing lists. 
> For each list I have had to manually set up a filtering rule on the 
> server and when I search through my email for something, my client has 
> no idea that the mailing list mail is different from my regular mail.
> I don't want to have to go to a separate application. But I do want my 
> application to recognize that the mailing list mail is in a different 
> category and manage it accordingly.
> These days pretty much all mailing list software adds and supports the 
> mailing list headers but almost no clients leverage them at all.

Right. (Much!) More intelligent filtering out of the box, by default, is 
one of the things that I want TB:NG to do on top of current TB 
functionality. Each mailing list should be a virtual folder, automatically.

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