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LinuxWorld.com: More on properly training Mutt

Dec 13, 2001, 02:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley)
"One reader pointed out that I neglected to mention the message-scoring feature in Mutt. I neglected it because, frankly, I don't use it. It's a great feature, and I even configured Mutt to score messages, but I simply haven't developed the habit of using message scores.

On the chance that you'll find it more compelling than I do, here's how it works. You can assign scores to messages based on whether the message header matches certain criteria. Then you would usually sort your messages based on the scores, so that the most important messages rise to the top of the inbox, and the unimportant ones drop to the bottom.

You can assign flat-rate scores, or you can define your rules so some messages will accumulate higher scores if they match multiple criteria. A common technique for scoring messages is to start with a base score (I start with 500) and then add or subtract from this number based on a number of rules."

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