[LISTNAME] in subject line

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 15:40:16 CET 2007

With [IETF] (seven characters) it will be much better possible to 
recognise the content as valid. It prevents things from getting in a 
SPAM filter.. I would appreciate it if you would re-consider or indicate 
what number of people requesting this would sway you to do change your mind.

Harald Tveit Alvestrand schreef:
> --On 2. mars 2007 17:16 +0000 Marion Gunn <mgunn at egt.ie> wrote:
>> I have configured all the lists I run so that the mail exploder will, at
>> the left of the subject line, insert the name of the list in brackets
>> thus: [LISTNAME] .
>> This is very useful on busy lists, specialist lists and lists with
>> multiple threads and varying subject lines, as well as being a 
>> protection
>> against the human error of answering public mail as if it were private,
>> which is how IETF mail (lacking, as it does, a subject tag) currently
>> surfaces in our mailers.
> Only if you don't pre-sort your mail using automatic filters.
> The [listname] tagging is only useful if you look at the mail from 
> multiple lists in a single folder.
>> For example, I have just received 2 identical msgs from Debbie Garside,
>> one obviously listmail (identified as such by the [LTRU] lead-in on its
>> subject line) the other apparently private mail (until an examination of
>> its internal routing headers revealed it to be listmail.
>> I note that LTRU's admin people already do this, and wonder if IETF's
>> admin would similarly oblige?
> The IETF-languages list's admin person does not agree with you.
> I prefer to preserve the 40 or so characters of the subject line my 
> folders display for the actual subject.
>                Harald

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