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.

Updated on 04 June 2009

Imported from Plone on Mar 15, 2021. The date for this update is the last modified date in Plone.


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