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Re: [debian-user] I'm coming on board

On Fri, Nov 02, 2001 at 10:29:54AM -0800, lloyder@canada.com wrote:
| ----- Original Message ----- 
| From: "Craig Dickson" <crdic@yahoo.com>
| To: <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
| Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 12:56 PM
| Subject: Re: [debian-user] I'm coming on board
| > > (e) Anyway to automatically have the subject line identify the mailing 
| > > list.  A few of my other mailing lists have that, example
| > > Subject: [debian-user]: a big problem !!!
| > > Subject: Re: [debian-user]: a big problem !!!
| > > Subject: Re:[debian-user]: a big problem !!!
| > > ** ick, I dislike when mail clients don't include the space after Re: 
| > 
| > If you're planning to use a Linux-based email client, you'll be able to
| > filter your mail into folders based on any header, not just Subject.
| > For Debian mailing lists, the X-Mailing-List header gives you both the
| > name of the list and also the archive index of the message. Your message,
| > for example, had this header when I received it:
| > 
| > > X-Mailing-List: <debian-user@lists.debian.org> archive/latest/178258
| > 
| > I use a popular mail filtering program called procmail. There are others
| > as well.
| > 
| > I suppose procmail could modify the headers of your incoming mail, if
| > you really want to identify the list in the Subject header. I've never
| > used it that way, though.
| Awesome info Craig, probably more sophisticated
| user solution than
| I currently can do... so I may be coming back to yall for help on that ;-) 

It isn't difficult if someone else gives you the filters to start with

| Does anyone else see the benefit for server-side subject line 

Once you have your filters set up, and you view the list of messages
in a folder, you alredy know what list they came from because they are
in that folder.  Also, some people use mailers in an 80x24 terminal so
there are only about 40 characters for your subject to fit on the
screen.  If it starts out as "[debian-user] " then you have lost 35%
of the space in which to explain your problem so that your message is
read before it is filed in the bit-bucket.

I agree that it is nice when you don't have filters, but it is not
useful when you do have filters set up right.


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