> I try to read and respond to my mail as soon as I get it. The
>firewalls stuff, I'd rather batch up. I counted 48 messages in one day...
> I suppose I could find or hack a smarter biff, to display enough
>material to discriminate, but I don't want to be bothered.
[No offense to Steve intended, I just picked one message at semi-random.]
I highly recommend using 'procmail' as a front-end mail filter. When it
began to look like the firewalls mailing list was going to flood my default
mailbox, I simply added 3 lines
:: # Firewalls list
to my .procmailrc, and I was set.
Procmail is a powerful filtering/forwarding utility, and it doesn't require
you to use a specific mailer. Everything I get winds up in different bins,
and I can even use it to forward really busy lists (such as sun-managers)
into local newsgroups.
Scott Hazen Mueller +1 408 285 5762 scott @
Tandem Computers, Unix System Administrator, Email Postmaster and Usenet Admin