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Subject: Re: Subject Prefix
From: Rasmus Lerdorf <rasmus @ lerdorf . on . ca>
Date: Mon, 5 Jul 1999 07:50:25 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
To: "David W. Tamkin" <dattier @ Mcs . Net>
Cc: list-managers @ greatcircle . com
In-reply-to: <199907041808 . NAA34422 @ Jupiter . mcs . net>

> | Good point.  Using procmail you _could_ insert the heading but then you'd
> | have to take it back out if you composed a reply to someone.
> 
> The irony there is that if you have filtering software such as procmail a-
> vailable to recognize mail from that list in the first place so that you can
> add the tag to pieces that come from the list and not to all of your incoming
> mail, you can use it to file mail from that list into its own folder, and
> then you wouldn't need to have the subject lines tagged, nor to remove the
> tag when you respond.

You missed the whole point here.  Many people like to filter things into
folders based on high-level topic.  This may mean multiple mailing lists
all getting filtered into the same folder.  

-Rasmus




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