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Re: [Orgmode] Re: should the mail list be splitted resp. sub-tagged ?

From: Nick Dokos
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Re: should the mail list be splitted resp. sub-tagged ?
Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2011 13:52:35 -0500

Štěpán Němec <address@hidden> wrote:

> FWIW, I do. Having [Org] (or anything, really) prepended to the subjects
> of _all_ mails coming from a list that is already uniquely identifiable
> (e.g. by its address) has no information value altogether (unlike
> [Babel], [PATCH] etc.) and only takes up the much precious Subject:
> header space.
> I have never understood why anyone would like anything like that.

Because I can scan my inbox at a glance and triage quickly. Here's what
I see (with mh-e in emacs as my reader):

 221+ 01/04 Štěpán Němec   [Orgmode] Re: should the mail list be splitted resp. 
sub-tagged ?<<Bastien <address@hidden> writes: > Hi Torste

If I am in org-mode mode (so to speak), I'll look at it. If not, I will
skip it for now and get back to it later.

Having the mailing list markers is indispensable to me. I belong to
quite a few MLs and the ones that don't have a marker are a PITA.
Shortening the marker is fine: eliminating it is not.

> If you want to somehow treat the mails from this list specially, why
> don't you filter on the presence of the mailing list address in the
> headers, for example?

Because all of that needs additional setup, both at the front end to do
the filtering and at the back end to make sure that I don't miss anything.
And that needs debugging and continued maintenance (and missed emails when
something goes wrong, which inevitably it will). I'd rather have the list
software take care of it.


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