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Re: [Emacs] request: better subject lines


From: tomas
Subject: Re: [Emacs] request: better subject lines
Date: Tue, 2 May 2017 15:41:09 +0200
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On Tue, May 02, 2017 at 08:52:45AM -0400, ken wrote:
> On 04/30/2017 11:39 AM, Carlos Konstanski wrote:
> >If you're like me, you get a whole lot of spam. You need to scan the
> >subject lines in your INBOX to decide what's spam and what's ham. If you
> >have to open an email to decide because the subject line is
> >inconclusive, that's bad.
> >
> >The subject lines for this mailing list need to have a [thing] injected
> >so that it's obvious that it is email for this list. Note my example in
> >the subject line of this email. Please?
> >
> >Sincerely,
> >
> >Carlos Konstanski
> >
> 
> I agree.  I'm much less likely to delete without reading those
> emails which follow your suggestion.

Folks,

I'd suggest you learn to use what is there. The mailing list software
inserts lots of useful headers already marking the mails as coming
from the Emacs mailing list (that what you propose the mailing list
software should be inserting into the subject line), namely:

  List-Id: Users list for the GNU Emacs text editor <help-gnu-emacs.gnu.org>
  List-Unsubscribe: <https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/options/help-gnu-emacs>,
          <mailto:address@hidden>
  List-Archive: <http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-gnu-emacs/>
  List-Post: <mailto:address@hidden>
  List-Help: <mailto:address@hidden>
  List-Subscribe: <https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/help-gnu-emacs>,
          <mailto:address@hidden>

Better to teach your mail client to display (a suitable part of) this
information in a way that suits you instead of messing up the "Subject:"
line for everybody else. Hopefully your mail client can pull off this
trick, otherwise I'd want my money back if I were you :-)

Please, don't let your (perceived?) user agent's limitations break the
Internet for everybody else. The use case you're thinking of is what
those "List-XXX" headers are for!

cheers
- -- tomás
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