Subject Line question (was Re: Dragaera and Shakespeare [Spoiler for POTD])

Paul Knappenberger knappenp at interaccess.com
Fri Feb 28 08:07:51 PST 2003

On a related note, sorta, is it possible to change the standardized
subject line for the group to include a global word? For instance, all
subjects could begin with [Dragaera] or [Vlad], which would make filtering
the mail easier...

I read my mail in Pine. This account has existed for long enough that I'm
prone to receiving roughly two hundred mail messages a day, of which 40%
or so is junk and 60% is worth reading. I tend to sweep through my email
looking only at subject lines, and if it's not a thread I recognize I tend
to delete it. I don't want to miss out on these generally interesting
conversations by accidentally deleting a whole thread by mistake.

I'm new enough to the list that this topic may have already come up and
been rejected. Or, more people than me may decide that it's not necessary,
and I'm okay with that. I just wondered if there was enough interest to
make it worthwhile.


On Fri, 28 Feb 2003, Jag wrote:

> On Fri, 2003-02-28 at 08:51, Jim Toth wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 27, 2003 at 09:47:24PM -0500, Jag (agrajag at dragaera.net) said:
> > [snip--using too little quoted text]
> > > Oh, and it wasn't that hard to figure out what Julie was quoting due to
> > > having a mail client that understands threads and the In-Reply-To: mail
> > > header :)
> > 
> > And being lucky enough that the message in question *had* an
> > In-Reply-To: (and/or a References:) mail header, since many mail
> > clients don't bother.
> True.  Although its not terribly bad on this list.  There are really
> just a few people on here whose mail clients don't use the proper
> headers.  And most of thse people are using hotmail (a couple use
> exchange, at least one uses dtmail and at least one uses IMail).