Tagging email subject line with something like [fbsd-questions]
xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Wed Apr 25 13:53:43 UTC 2007
Amarendra Godbole wrote:
> I subscribe to many fbsd lists through gmail, and am not able to
> visually detect which email was sent to which fbsd list. Is it
> possible to add a tag in the subject line, something like, [fbsd-q],
> or [fbsd-questions], or similar so that emails can be visually
> Given that these lists have been around for a long time, was there a
> discussion on this? If the idea of tagging was dropped, can someone
> inform me about the rationale behind this decision? Thanks in advance!
All messages are already tagged with a List-ID
List-Id: User questions <freebsd-questions.freebsd.org>
Can gmail not filter on that?
Visual tagging of subject lines is a poor solution. Either you tag at
"[fbsd-questions] Really long subject line that gets truncated even
earlier thanks to the tag"
or at the end
"Really long subject line where the tag disappears in a haze of ...
Neither of which is satisfactory, and for most people with sensible
email environments that can filter of Header lines, an unnecessary
Not to mention the question of how on earth you co-ordinate unique tags
across mailing lists. Since the List-ID isn't constrained by length it
can contain the email address of the list, which is already unique.
If you can't filter on the List-ID then filter on To and Cc lines which
contain questions at freebsd.org or freebsd-questions at freebsd.org. Not as
good, but it would do.
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