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Subject: RE: RE : Off Subject: Mailing list modification request

RE: RE : Off Subject: Mailing list modification request

From: Tom Burrus <>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 20:06:18 -0400

I agree. It is not THAT much to expect that folks on this list can
configure the filter/rules functions that their email clients to handle
this mailing list as well! I am a member of many mailing lists. I
would hope that others who subscribe here can deal with the light email
load here like the others they probably subscribe to as well! It ain't
rocket science or brain surgery, folks....

Apologies for the rant (APTR)

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Paul van der Heu
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2003 2:37 PM
Subject: Re: RE : Off Subject: Mailing list modification request

On Fri, 18 Apr 2003 11:05:34 -0700 (PDT), 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.

This practice dates back to the rimes when mail clients did not offer
(any serious) filter options..

Nowadays it is easy enough to have a separate folder for teh rockbox
maillinglist and have the mailclient put all files which pass the
rockbox filter there. This is a MUCH better solution..

I do know that many people do not use the filter options in their
mailclient and many even have no clue they exist, but me for one
would hate to see a refence to the maillist name in each header.

>FWIW, I agree that a unique list identifier *would* be helpful on
the subject line. Perhaps...

Why? There is a unique identifier present, it's the TO: field which
always is .. So just set a filter to look for
this and move anything comeing in that matches the filter to a
separate folder named ROCKBOX (or something like that)..
Received on 2003-04-19

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