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Message filters: Mozilla Thunderbird

1. Click on "Tools" -> "Message Filters"

2. Click on "New"

3. At Filter name, enter "CLUG-tech" (or chat or announce)

This will make it easy for you to find the rule when you have many filters.

4. You'll see three drop-down menus in the top box. By default, the first one says 'subject'. Click on it, and change it to "To or cc".

5. In the third field, enter clug-chat@clug.org.za (or clug-announce or clug-tech, depending on list)

6. In the bottom box, select "Move to folder"

7. Click on "New Folder" to create a folder to store all the messages in. If you're using IMAP, you might have to store this on a local folder.

8. Click on OK. When you receive mail that was sent to clug-chat@clug.org.za, it will now be filtered into the folder.

Other header fields

Sometimes the To or Cc field won't have clug-chat in it when it was sent to the list - i.e. Bcced messages. The most reliable and "correct" method of catching mailing list email is with the List-* headers. I.e.

 List-Id: "Discussions, Chats and Trivia" <clug-chat.clug.org.za>

To see all these headers go View->Message Source

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