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by Ross Patterson last modified Jun 04, 2009 09:24 AM
GMail filters from emacs BBDB

bbdb.gmailfilter installs a command-line python script and an emacs command for exporting a GMail filters Atom feed from the gnus-public and gnus-private fields in BBDB.


The package can be installed using the standard python package installation procedure. Extract the tarball, then run the following command inside the extracted directory:

$ python install

This will install the command-line utility and the rpatterson-gmail.el emacs library. Then add the following to your ~/.emacs:

(require 'rpatterson-gmail)


Once installed, the filters can be exported to a file simply by calling M-x bbdb-export-gmail-filters. You will be prompted for a file to export the filters to.

For every BBDB record that has a value in the gnus-private field, a filter will be included that matches the "To" GMail filter field on any BBDB net addresses for that record and applies the label specified in the gnus-private field value. The same is done for BBDB records with values in the gnus-public BBDB field but filters on the "From" GMail filter field instead.

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