Re: [R] [OT] gmail filter for R-help and R-devel lists

From: Douglas Bates <dmbates_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri 01 Jul 2005 - 01:06:13 EST

On 6/30/05, ecoinfo <ecoinformatics@gmail.com> wrote:
> definitely not true. There are only emails from r-help and r-devel lists in
> my R lable. I just sent an email with the subject "Rare book" to myself, and
> it didnot go to my R lable.

I should have checked more carefully. The subject 'Rare book' will not be selected by the filter but the subject 'A question about R' (a subject that occurs all too frequently in my email) does as well as the subject 'Trouble with R-help'. It appears that the algorithm splits the subject into tokens on boundaries of non-alphabetic characters and will match any token 'R'.

I really do want to filter just the mail sent through the list. As I mentioned above, I get a large quantity of R-related mail that doesn't necessarily come through a list.

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> On 6/30/05, Douglas Bates <dmbates@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 6/30/05, ecoinfo <ecoinformatics@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > The subject keywords in my filter is
> > >
> > > "[R]" OR "[Rd]"
> > >
> > > and it works well.
> >
> > It may appear to be working but I think the '[' and ']' are ignored
> > and the filter will select messages with subjects like 'Rare books'.
> >
> > >
> > > On 6/30/05, Douglas Bates <dmbates@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > This is slightly off-topic but I would be interested in whether anyone
> > > > has succeeded in creating a filter expression for Google's gmail
> > > > system that will select messages sent through the R-help and R-devel
> > > > lists. It seems as if it should be easy to select on '[R]' or '[Rd]'
> > > > in the subject line but I haven't been able to work out the exact
> > > > syntax that would do this and not select messages that have an 'R'
> > > > anywhere in the subject.
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