Michael Lemke, Sternwarte Bamberg, Phone: +49-951-9522216
Wed Apr 15 05:07:00 GMT 1998
In a message of Tue, 14 Apr 1998 11:05:45 -0000
Received on Wed, 15 Apr 1998 13:52:11 MET-1MET DST
Jimen Ching <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
to: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>On Wednesday, April 08, 1998 10:02 AM, Guy Gascoigne - Piggford
>> Could we NOT do this. The answer to simpler filtering is use a mailer that
>> can filter correctly, not bung up the subject lines with stuff that can be
>> deduced from other header fields. Any combination of Sender, To or CC
>> containing gnu-win32 should do the job.
>I see many people opposing these requests, but I have yet to see a good
>reason why it shouldn't be done.
Simple (hypothetical output):
# From Date Subject
56 SMTP%"email@example.com 15-APR-1998 Re: [cygwin] Terminal Emulator for Win
57 SMTP%"shoppa@alph02. 15-APR-1998 Re: [cygwin] Help, DLT way too slow
58 SMTP%"firstname.lastname@example.org. 15-APR-1998 Re: [cygwin] UCX SMTP question
59 SMTP%"VAXman@TMESIS. 15-APR-1998 Re: [cygwin] Date simulation on VAX an
60 SMTP%"email@example.com 15-APR-1998 $$$ Earn money being honest and smart
61 SMTP%"firstname.lastname@example.org 15-APR-1998 Re: [cygwin] several failed builds on
62 SMTP%"jmaynard@phoen 15-APR-1998 Unix geek with a VAX
63 SMTP%"ARMISTEJ@oeca. 15-APR-1998 RE: [CYGWIN] So...without a manual, ho
64 SMTP%"ARMISTEJ@oeca. 15-APR-1998 RE: [CYGWIN] User written system servi
65 SMTP%"KilleenJ@IDMIN 15-APR-1998 DECUS LA - Some thoughts from a "old t
66 SMTP%"sugalskd@osshe 15-APR-1998 Re: [cygwin] several failed builds on
67 SMTP%"email@example.com 15-APR-1998 Re: [cygwin] So...without a manual, ho
68 SMTP%"shoppa@alph02. 15-APR-1998 Re: [cygwin] The Saga Continues, and T
69 SMTP%"bovideoNOSPAME 15-APR-1998 Re: [cygwin] Standalone backup on dat
See how all the subject lines are cut at the end?
>Just because there are alternatives doesn't
>mean it is a bad idea. Second of all, filtering on 'Sender', 'To' and/or
>'CC' doesn't always work because some people use aliases for the mailing
>list address. If you filter firstname.lastname@example.org, you will miss these
How many are those? 1 in some hundred according to my experience.
Filtering on the current headers works well enough for all practical
>Adding a keyword in the subject line in all messages distributed
>by the mailing list will guarantee that the filter will trap it.
But *I* can't read the subject anymore.
>Why is it bad to 'bung up' the subject line? What's so special about a
>subject line that you shouldn't 'bung it up'?
The display should never exceed 80 chars. That's why you don't put your
message in the subject field ;-)
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