[R] Re: your mail

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Tue Jul 9 20:12:57 CEST 2002

On Tue, 9 Jul 2002, Brian Scholl wrote:

>  Hi, this is just a quick question about the list, not about R.
>  I'm trying to filter r-help questions into a separate inbox folder in
> Outlook Express, but I'm having trouble.  All my other filters for lists
> seem to work except for this one.  I've tried just about every email
> address that it seems the messages come from (starting with r-help).
>  Any suggestions? It's just a matter of convenience in sorting out messages.

The `Sender:' header  is the easiest way to do this. R-help messages have
a header line

Sender: owner-r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch

I don't know how to test for this in Outlook, but it shouldn't be too

The obvious solution, checking for the help list address in To: or Cc:
doesn't work easily because there are too many aliases. It turns out that
checking for the string r-help in To: and Cc: works pretty well. I use
this approach to work with the crippled mail filtering system that UW


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