Specifying the Beginning of the Post

Postie has a setting called “Tag Of Message Start” which allows you to specify some text that indicates the start of the post. This is useful when the email is coming from a mailing list and you want to automatically strip out the headers or your ISP adds unwanted text to the beginning of your emails.

The default value of “Tag Of Message Start” is “:start”.

So if your message looks like:

:start
Here is my message

Postie will remove everything up to and including the “:start” resulting in a post like:

Here is my message

If your incoming emails look like:

[This e-mail has been automatically generated.]

You have one or more bugs assigned to you in the Bugzilla bug tracking system that require attention.
You will get this message once a day until you've dealt with these bugs!

 Sample defect
    -> http://app.devzing.com/testopia/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1
 test
    -> http://app.devzing.com/testopia/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=2
 [Test Case 2] Test Case 1

You could change the “Tag Of Message Start” to “until you’ve dealt with these bugs!” and your post will look like:

 Sample defect
    -> http://app.devzing.com/testopia/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1
 test
    -> http://app.devzing.com/testopia/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=2
 [Test Case 2] Test Case 1

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