[LISTNAME] in subject line

CE Whitehead cewcathar at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 12 18:47:06 CET 2007

Can both items be in the subject line, the subject and the list name???

--C. E. Whitehead

>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.
>    Gerard
>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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