Chad Perrin wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 05, 2007 at 11:56:13PM +0900, Brandon M. Browning wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 05, 2007 at 10:58:52PM +0900, Chad Perrin wrote:
>>
>>> My reason is that I want ruby-talk traffic in my main inbox, and I want
>>> to sort by thread, but I want to be able to discern ruby-talk (and other
>>> list traffic) at a glance. 
>> Since you use Mutt, have you tried this?  Type l (lowercase L), then:
>>
>>   ~N ~h ruby-talk   
> 
> Not lately.  Thanks for the reminder.
> 
> For those who are reading this and decide they want to try out the limit
> command in mutt, it's probably important to mention that hitting <L>
> again (that's the 'L' key, with no other keys) followed by <Enter>
> without any parameters, will "undo" the view limit.  I try to make it a
> policy to always explain how to undo something whenever I explain how to
> do it, as that can be the most important piece of information (especially
> when failing to undo a mistake can effectively prevent asking for more
> help, as in the case of dealing with an MUA).

additionally, ( and you may already be using it ) something like
     color index red black "~h ruby-talk"
in .muttrc may be of use

I've not used this much myself but it looks pretty powerful...

http://www.mutt.org/doc/manual/manual-3.html#ss3.7
http://boktor.net/files/conf/mutt/color.header