[openstack-dev] [all][swg] per-project "Business only" moderated mailing lists

Matt Riedemann mriedemos at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 14:50:06 UTC 2017

On 2/26/2017 11:25 PM, Clint Byrum wrote:
> You have taken the folder approach, and that is a bit less complicated
> to set up than sup+offlineimap, but still does require that you know
> how to filter by tag. It also means that you are experiencing one of
> the problems with cross posting whenever anybody adds a tag, as in
> that setup each message is duplicated into each folder, or you have a
> 'first match' sieve and then tag order becomes significant. Either way,
> you have to flip back and forth to read a thread. Or maybe somebody has
> an answer? Nobody in the room at the SWG session had one.

I don't have the problem you're describing here. I've got a gmail 
account but I use Thunderbird for my mail client since filtering and 
foldering the dev ML in gmail is a nightmare, at least since I was 
already used to Thunderbird for another IMAP account already.

So yeah I've got lots of folders, and filters, but have sorted my 
filters such that the projects I care about the most get priority. So if 
there is a thread with several project tags on it, like the one you did 
for the nova-compute API session at the PTG, that still all just goes 
into my nova folder since that's priority #1 in my sort list in Thunderbird.

Over the years I tried to keep up with new folders for new 
tags/projects, but with the big tent that got impossible, so now I 
basically filter into folders the projects I really care about being on 
top of, and then the rest just goes into my default "openstack-dev" 
folder. If I find that I'm constantly missing something with a given 
tag, then I start filtering that into a new folder that's prioritized 



Matt Riedemann

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