Dealing with a deluge of email EVERY day
- Only possible through effective filtering
Filtering Filtered Emails
Even if you have filtered LKML or ubuntu-bugs to a separate folder, there is still too much email in those folders to be able to keep track of. This is where the importance of a good, configurable email client is highlighted.
In mutt, you can color each email in the index (the threaded view) based on certain properties of the email e.g. date, contents of CC/Subject/Body, etc. My colleague, Bryce describes some techniques for color-coding his email here. Pay attention to how one can keep a detailed view of a bug life-cycle based on his rules.
My needs are much simpler - I am only interested in ARM bugs currently. Hence a single rule in my .muttrc satisfies me:
color index brightblue black '~(~b "Tags added: arm")'