[Users] Keeping new filtering/processing headers in drop down lists

Brian Morrison bdm at fenrir.org.uk
Wed May 22 18:57:18 CEST 2013

On Tue, 21 May 2013 23:27:12 +0200
Ricardo Mones wrote:

> On Tue, 21 May 2013 16:23:50 +0100
> Brian Morrison <bdm at fenrir.org.uk> wrote:
> > I've noticed that when using news accounts (and it might be the case
> > for email too) any new headers I enter such as NNTP-Posting-Host or
> > Injection-Info are not added to the drop down list and hence I have
> > to re-enter them every time I want to add a new filtering or
> > processing rule that uses them.
> > 
> > Is there a file somewhere that I should be adding these entries to
> > myself or could Claws be modified so that it saves unknown entries
> > for each drop down list?
>   Yes, as mentioned in manpage, you can create an “extraheaderrc” file
>   under your configuration directory (usually ~/.claws-mail) with the
>   headers to be added to the compose drop down lists (one per line,
>   colon must be included).

I've now tried to make this work in the Windows 3.9.1git2 version, I
can't see the headers I've added in the drop down lists for either News
account folder processing or indeed for adding a user-defined
header in an email account.

One thing I notice is that the dialog box doesn't work if it overlays
the account properties dialog, it has to overlay the edit account
dialog. If I click the Edit... button in the account properties it
opens behind all the other windows and if I bring it in focus with
alt-tab then any click causes it to drop back again unless it is
positioned over the account selection dialog.

I have not yet tried on a Linux version. I'm on XP SP3.

At one point I got a warning that the extraheaderrc file contained
newlines. It reads:


and was edited using notepad.


Brian Morrison

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