is it possible to auto-detect mailing list?

Patrick Shanahan paka at
Fri Apr 20 23:17:22 UTC 2018

* Tom Furie <tom at> [04-20-18 18:54]:
> On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 10:46:17PM +0800, Yubin Ruan wrote:
> > Most mailing lists emails have several sepecial headers, for example,
> > "Mailing-List" and "X-Mailing-List". Is it possible to mark those emails as
> > subscribed (as if we have used `subscribe list at' in .muttrc), such
> > that there is a 'L' flag showing up in the index?
> I'd say it seems possible. My immediate first thoughts (without much
> effort) would be to search for the relevant headers. If found, check
> against a "subscribed" file.  If the mailing list doesn't already have
> an entry, add it.
> Perhaps procmail and sed would be useful for the purpose.
> The subscription file could be sourced by .muttrc. Of course, changes
> won't be reflected until mutt is restarted.

no, simply, :source <file>
will do it.

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