[MlMt] How to make a smart mailbox for a Mailing List?

Vlad Ghitulescu Vlad at Ghitulescu.de
Sat Jan 16 05:00:47 EST 2016

On 15 Jan 2016, at 23:19, Sherif Soliman wrote:

> On 15 Jan 2016, at 17:04, Vlad Ghitulescu wrote:
>> Hello!
>> I would like to make a smart mailbox in MailMate that contains all of 
>> the mails from the BBEdit-Talk Google Discussion-Group.
>> All of the mails in this group have in the To-field this 
>> email-address „bbedit at googlegroups.com“, so I have made a smart 
>> mailbox with the condition showed in the attachment.
>> However the mailbox doesn’t seem to work: I see only a single email 
>> in this mailbox but I have a couple more in my Inbox.
> Emails from a mailing list usually have a "List-id" header that works 
> better for smart mailboxes or rules than the "To" header.
> Try changing the condition of the smart mailbox to "List-id" being 
> equal to "bbedit.googlegroups.com" (which is the list id of the BBEdit 
> mailing list).
> You can do this by clicking on the dropdown menu that currently says 
> "Recipient (To, Cc, Bcc)", scrolling all the way down to "Other..." 
> and filtering the list to find "List-id" and checking that to put it 
> in the menu.
> Then you should be able to choose it as the condition and set its 
> value to bbedit.googlegroups.com
> Hopefully that helps.
> Another thing is to make sure you are choosing the right Mailboxes in 
> the Mailboxes tab.
> Finally, you can find the List-id of emails from other mailing lists 
> by opening a message from that list, then clicking View > Show Raw 
> Message, and looking for the "List-id' header, for example:
> 	List-Id: MailMate Users <mailmate.lists.freron.com>
> Sherif

Hello, Sherif!

Thanks for the detailed reply!

I didn’t know about the List-id.
Following your advice I could easily change the condition.

How to see the raw message was also on my huge MailMate-question-list 

Thanks again!


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