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Re: [Emacs] request: better subject lines

From: Danny YUE
Subject: Re: [Emacs] request: better subject lines
Date: Tue, 02 May 2017 23:12:05 +0800
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.18; emacs 25.2.1

On 2017-05-02 13:41, address@hidden wrote:
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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 <>
>   List-Unsubscribe: <>,
>           <mailto:address@hidden>
>   List-Archive: <>
>   List-Post: <mailto:address@hidden>
>   List-Help: <mailto:address@hidden>
>   List-Subscribe: <>,
>           <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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Sharp, but makes sense.
Just take myself as an example: I am using mu4e in Emacs for viewing
emails. It has information about "List" which shows which mailing list a
new email comes from. 

So I can definitely recognize this is from "EmacsUser" list and open

You see, try some tools out and it may not be a problem any more.

Hope it helps.

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