In Gmail, there's a nice feature where you can "mute" a thread so that new replies on it no longer get marked as new, so that you aren't bothered by them any more. (Supposedly. I've never actually seen it in my own account. I understand that it's supposed to be in the "More Actions" menu.) This is (would be) particularly useful when a member of a mailing list and there is a popular thread that you're just not interested in.
I don't seem to have it for either my standard Gmail account, or my Google Mail for domains account.
The only reason I can fathom is that I am already using filters to apply labels to mail from mailing lists so that I can easily flip through unread messages on a single topic. Here's an example rule that I'm using:
Matches: to:(email@example.com) Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label "CF-ModelGlue", Never send it to Spam
Is it known that filtering messages like this will remove the mute functionality? Is there some other way to get my labels and retain the mute functionality?