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Re: [Nmh-workers] Wishlist item - beefing up slocal pattern matching

From: Jon Steinhart
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Wishlist item - beefing up slocal pattern matching
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2005 09:10:39 -0800

> In message <address@hidden>, Joel Reicher writes:
> > I remember a while ago that people were wanting the slocal pattern
> > matching to be full regular expressions. I still think that is a good idea,
> > but it's occurred to me that the pattern matching of a maildelivery file
> > and the search criteria of pick do much the same job, so I'm now thinking
> > it would be a good idea for pick and slocal to share that machinery.
> > Any enhancement to pick would be an enhancement to slocal.
> > 
> > Since pick can do full boolean expressions, I think a new maildelivery
> > syntax might have to be introduced. That's the only part of this idea I
> > don't like.
> > 
> > Thoughts?
> I would like pattern matching to be case sensitive.  There are some
> antispam services (e.g., Postini) that rely on capital letters on
> user defined fields in the email header (those starting with "X-").
> An example: http://spam.acm.org/public/filters/faq/postini_transf1.html
> Don't know if standard fields in the message headers can be capitalized
> in different ways, but it will certainly be useful to allow case-matching
> at least as an optional feature.  On the other hand, Unix users are
> accustomed to use the right capitalization for commands, filenames,
> and so on...  ;-)
> Just a wish...
> Igor.

Keep in mind that the RFC's say that message header field names are

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