1. replace verb 'ask' with verb 'CCOMMAND', under penalty of law.
Several bills are pending. Several want to prepend something like
[ADV] to facilitate filtering this C*** into the trashpile unread and unopened.
Daniel Liston wrote:
> How about asking the spammers to prepend their subjects with [spam] or
> [advertisement]??? There are fields that can be filtered on besides
> "subject:". I have been a member of this list since 1998, and I would
> just *HATE* it if the subject became polluted with prefixing.
Although I can understand this, and even sympathize, header filtering leaves most
newbies confused, and therefore it is often unimplemented. Subject prepending is a
imperfect but simple and effective solution in a imperfect world.
> you are new to mailing lists, or maybe not, but a suggestion from a user
> that has been around the block a time or two would be to create folders
> for your various lists using your email client. Then create filters for
> those folders so that mailing list messages are automatically deposited
> into the correct folder for you. That way when you see email from
> Dr. Phil, you won't think you are wanted on the Opra show.
Fine and dandy. And with a little luck, by guess and by gosh, our budding newbie will
indeed learn to do this. But every email client displays the subject, and you can select
and delete all these without opening them.
> Palace Theatre wrote:
>> Actually, I haven't a clue about this problem, but
>> Could the list administrator for this list PLEASE update the
>> file to add some sort of identifier to the subject line of the list?
>> or am I
>> the only subscriber who gets confused?
>> prefixing something like "[majordomo-users]" to the subject would let me
>> know that this isn't spam offering me Viagra (which is what I first
>> when I got mail from a "Dr. Tim" regarding 'serious trouble' . . . . or
>> worse, since my GP is also a "Dr. Tim"
Kirk D Bailey
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