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Subject: Re: Subject prefix for
From: Brent Chapman <Brent @ GreatCircle . COM>
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 15:37:36 +1000
To: "Michael S. Johnson" <michj @ nausicaa . net>,"list-managers @ greatcircle . com" <list-managers @ greatcircle . com>
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At 10:20 PM -0700 6/16/02, Michael S. Johnson wrote:
>On 17 Jun 2002, John R Levine wrote:
> > > > Does this list have a subject prefix defined?  If not, I would like to
> > > > request that it define one.
> > >
> > > And if you do, I'll probably leave.
>As John Levine points out, a subject prefix is not something that everyone
>is forced to receive.  I'm asking that one be defined so that it becomes
>easier to scan my inbox visually for messages from this list.  All of the
>other lists I subscribe to support this feature, and it adds value to my
>mail-reading experience, regardless of the MUA I use.

I have now defined it, so that those users who want it can enable it. 
Those that don't, like Chuq and myself, can stick with the default, 
which disables it.

> > I think prefixes are pretty lame, too, but they're not as lame as some
> > of the MUAs that can't filter on header lines other than To, From, and
> > Subject.
>My MUA can filter on it, but if I automatically move mail away from my
>Inbox to other folders, I forget to read them.  Out of sight->out of mind.
>That's not an MUA problem.  That's an attention deficit problem.  Dare to
>suggest an MUA that solves that problem?  :)
>Otherwise, why be such a grouch about it?

Probably has something to do with hockey season being over...  :-)


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