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Subject: Re[2]: RE : Off Subject: Mailing list modification request
From: Eric Linenberg (elinenbe_at_umich.edu)
Date: 2003-04-18


You can do this same thing using the incredible windows e-mail client
"The Bat!" Set up a filter to modify the subject line and forward
them.

-eric

CH> FWIW, I agree that we don't need to clutter up the subject line, but
CH> here is the problem as I understand it, and a solution I have used in
CH> the past for this same problem.

CH> First, the gentleman, SeeSchloß, can receive his email on his phone via
CH> SMS. However, many providers either charge per message, or truncate at
CH> a certain size. Additionally, the constant stream of messages coming in
CH> to one's phone would be annoying. So he wants to filter the rockbox
CH> messages so they don't get sent to his phone and bother him, yet his
CH> other email would still get sent. However, his cell phone provider only
CH> offers the option to filter based on subject, and since there is no
CH> unique identifier in the subject, he is out of luck.

CH> I wanted this exact same feature for my pagewriter a few years ago, yet
CH> I just wanted to see the subject, so I knew if I should login and read
CH> any email that was important. Plus, many of my emails are automated and
CH> contain information (machines up, people logging in, etc etc) and
CH> include that in the subject line, so the subject was all I needed.

CH> Anyway, I just wrote a simple script that got called from my .forward
CH> file, that would get each email, analyze it to see if I should send it
CH> to my pager (in SeeSchloß's case the To: line does NOT have rockbox in
CH> it), and then pass it along to my pager as well as my normal email. The
CH> rest of the email is then sent along to my normal email account only,
CH> and everything hums along fine and dandy.

CH> The same concept is easily done for a phone that handles text/sms. The
CH> only requirement is a bit of scripting knowledge, basic understanding of
CH> SMTP, and perhaps a linux/unix box if one doesn't want to do this on a
CH> windows box.

CH> Just some ideas,
CH> Chris

CH> Michael O'Quinn wrote:

>>Actually, it's common practice for mailing list subject lines to include
>>such a header at the beginning of the subject line.
>>
>>I don't understand what you are saying about your phone provider. Do you
>>mean that you DO have your phone provider forward your messages? How does
>>50 messages per day relate to this particular problem, and why do you want
>>the identifier at the end of the line? I suspect those are somehow
>>connected, but if so I don't see it.
>>
>>FWIW, I agree that a unique list identifier *would* be helpful on the
>>subject line. Perhaps...
>>
>> [ROCK] Sample Subject Line
>>
>>..would be less objectionable to those with limited width displays. It
>>should definitely be at the beginning of the line, since the purpose is to
>>be able to pick them out easily when scanning a screen full of subject
>>lines.
>>
>>Michael
>>
>>
>>On Fri, 18 Apr 2003, SeeSchloß wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>>Well my phone provider can send my emails to my cell phone, but the only
>>>way to filter them is by using the subject line... (and I don't want to
>>>have 50 messages per day)
>>>
>>>Maybe [ROCKBOX] could be at the end of the line ?
>>>
>>>SeeSchloß
>>>__________________
>>>"When the rich make war it's the poor that die." - Jean-Paul Sartre
>>>
>>>http://gpu.sf.net/
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>it should be easy to filter on owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se or
>>>>rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
>>>>(i dont have problems with it with eudora)
>>>>
>>>>filip
>>>>
>>>>At 11:36 18/04/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>I was wondering if it s possible for us to get like [ROCKBOX] in the
>>>>>Subject title automatically. I subscribe to another
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>majordomo list and it
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>has [AWN] in the beginning of the subject line on any
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>message sent to the
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>list automatically and it makes it way easier to filter
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>messages. I think
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>this would be handy since there a lot of volume in this mailing list.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>Example for this message would be:
>>>>>
>>>>>Subject: [ROCKBOX] Off Subject: Mailing list modification request
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>Daniel
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>



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