[Pidgin] Suggestion for mailing list...

Rich Kulawiec rsk308 at gsp.org
Fri Feb 13 12:33:37 EST 2009


On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:07:50AM -0500, Jesse P. wrote:
> Can you add [Pidgin] to the title of each email in the mailing list?

That's an extremely bad idea.  Subject-line tags are an unreliable,
and inferior way to distinguish mailing list traffic. The proper way
to do this is via RFC 2369 headers, see:

	http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2369.html

which this list already supports. If your mail client can't parse
and utilize those headers, then it's broken and should be repaired
or replaced.

(See also: http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2919.html, and please note
commentary on it here: http://www.faqs.org/faqs/mail/miss-mailers/)

---Rsk



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