Filtering messages that belong to mailing lists

Mario Andes multilingus at
Tue Mar 22 00:00:02 UTC 2011

Hi Brian,

my problem is to make a mailing list filter.
For example this list. Of course I can create a filter for
"kubuntu-users at".
More elegant would be to  automatically create the filter
and the folder if a message of an new mailing list is received where
you have been registered so that further messages of this list are
recognized as message of that list.
The header of messages of that mailing list contain the mailing list ID  
classifies the message as a mailing list message.
Filter and folder have to be created AUTOMATICALLY!
How can I do that?

On Mon, 21 Mar 2011 17:58:51 +0100, Brian Wootton  
<Brian.Meg at> wrote:

> On 21/03/11 12:00, kubuntu-users-request at wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
>> I want to use Thunderbird and select messages of general mailing list  
>> in a
>> filter. How can I instruct the filter to scan the message header to  
>> recognize
>> if the message belongs to a mailing list?
>> Mario
> The short answer is go to 'thunderbird>tools>message filters>new' and  
> fill
> out the boxes, you will need to make a mail folder first of course so  
> that you
> can tell your filter where you want your filtered messages to be routed  
> to. You
> can do this by right clicking on 'Local Folders' say, and filling in the  
> box. I have
> a dozen or so mail folders all fed by filters so that I can see  
> immediately what
> new mail I have from various friends, various mailing lists like  
> kubuntu, amazon,
> finance houses, tech mags, etc. If you want a more detailed  
> 'blow-by-blow' by all
> means tell me.
> brian

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