[LISTNAME] in subject line

Marion Gunn mgunn at egt.ie
Sat Mar 3 15:39:40 CET 2007

On 3 Mar 2007, at 14:09, scríobh Don Osborn:

> Personally I think it is helpful for occasions when one wants to  
> visually
> scan a list of many email titles to know what are from a particular  
> list.

Exactly. Especially to see which are cross-posted.

> But not essential as long as most other lists do it so one can, as  
> Marion
> suggests, interpret by the posters and titles what list is likely  
> involved
> in the titles without [listname] (unless there is a big volume on  
> this list
> and another topically related list without [listname] in title).

Yes. Less a problem, of course, for people who only have or regularly  
use a single computer, with fixed mail settings of their own choice,  
more a problem for people sharing with friends or family or moving  
around a lot. But, as I said, not really such a big problem for most  
IETF users, since most other lists dealing with related subjects are  

I now suggest we end this thread, unless the listowner has something  
to say anent it.

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