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Re: Administrative Request - any chance to introduce a subject prefix for this email list?

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:24:15 +0200

On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 7:52 PM, Dan Ellis <dlellis_at_rockwellcollins.com>wrote:

> > So you're saying you want to filter on (a part of) the subject, when the
> > from field is readily available?
> Yes, it is especially handy for quickly skimming incoming messages without
> having to click around (is it work related or list related or is it a topic
> I'm interested in?) Sorting into folders or enabling a filter isn't always
> an optimal workflow for users of different email applications (e.g. gmail).
> It is very rare to find a mailing list that doesn't use [subject line] so
> we tend to appreciate like behavior between lists.
> I think this is a reasonable request.

While your request is reasonable, I won't do it:

As I mentioned a very long time ago on the very same subject, the downside
is too messy to deal with.
the mail subjects just get too long and longer with every reply.

Just set up your email client properly to deal with the header fields and
you're fine.


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