GMail Sponsoring Filter

I was unable to find a way to easily keep track of the changes that I sponsored on Launchpad. However, if you are the uploader, maintainer, or signer of a package that gets uploaded to the repositories, you are sent an email. I decided to create a GMail filter to easily keep track of the changes that I sponsored. My filter looks like this:

Matches: from:(archive@ubuntu.com) “Signed-By: Nathan Handler <nhandler@ubuntu.com>” -{“Changed-By: Nathan Handler <nhandler@ubuntu.com>”}
Do this: Apply label “Sponsored Packages”

That filter looks for emails from archive@ubuntu.com that were signed by me. However, to avoid matching my own changes, I have the filter exclude emails for changes that I made. Finally, GMail applies a lable to the emails to make them easy to find.

If GMail were to add support for creating filters that look at all of the message headers, it would be much easier to create more efficient versions of this filter that sort the messages based on whether they are in universe/multiverse or main/restricted.

Hopefully, some other people will find this filter useful.

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