This page lists examples of how to automatically add entries to the BBDB.
This is some code posted to the bbdb mailing list by RonanWaider. It basically just filters out stuff not addressed directly to a specific set of addresses. Although he didn’t originally mention it, I found that I had to (require ‘bbdb-hooks). This module is a collection of predefined hook functions. Without further ado:
(setq bbdb/mail-auto-create-p 'bbdb-prune-not-to-me) (setq bbdb/news-auto-create-p 'bbdb-prune-not-to-me) (defun bbdb-prune-not-to-me () "defun called when bbdb is trying to automatically create a record. Filters out anything not actually adressed to me then passes control to 'bbdb-ignore-some-messages-hook'. Also filters out anything that is precedense 'junk' or 'bulk' This code is from Ronan Waide < waider @ waider . ie >." (let ((case-fold-search t) (done nil) (b (current-buffer)) (marker (bbdb-header-start)) field regexp fieldval) (set-buffer (marker-buffer marker)) (save-excursion ;; Hey ho. The buffer we're in is the mail file, narrowed to the ;; current message. (let (to cc precedence) (goto-char marker) (setq to (bbdb-extract-field-value "To")) (goto-char marker) (setq cc (bbdb-extract-field-value "Cc")) (goto-char marker) (setq precedence (bbdb-extract-field-value "Precedence")) ;; Here's where you put your email information. ;; Basically, you just add all the regexps you want for ;; both the 'to' field and the 'cc' field. (if (and (not (string-match "doug@" (or to ""))) (not (string-match "doug@" (or cc "")))) (progn (message "BBDB unfiling; message to: %s cc: %s" (or to "noone") (or cc "noone")) ;; Return nil so that the record isn't added. nil) (if (string-match "junk" (or precedence "")) (progn (message "precedence set to junk, bbdb ignoring.") nil) ;; Otherwise add, subject to filtering (bbdb-ignore-some-messages-hook)))))))
Question: How about using bbdb-user-mail-names instead of hard coding your email addresses? i’m using something like the following to setq bbdb-user-mail-names.
(regexp-opt '("email@example.com" "firstname.lastname@example.org"))