mails with no Subject: line

John Bailey rekkanoryo at rekkanoryo.org
Thu Nov 26 20:47:16 EST 2009


Matthias Apitz wrote:
> without Subject: line... Why is this? Are they send by use of
> some MailUserAgent which makes it easy to do this, like this
> one:
>    X-Mailer: YahooMailRC/211.6 YahooMailWebService/0.8.100.260964
> 
> Or what is the reason for this?

It could be partially the crappy webmail interfaces to blame, but a lot of this
falls squarely on the shoulders of people who don't know how to use e-mail properly.

It's been threatened before to make all our mailing lists forcibly reject mail
without proper subject lines, but nothing has come of that yet.  For the record,
I'm fully in favor of rejecting blank subjects.

John

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