Tagging email subject line with something like [fbsd-questions]
greenwood.andy at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 13:59:04 UTC 2007
On 4/25/07, Alex Zbyslaw <xfb52 at dial.pipex.com> wrote:
> 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
> > classified?
> > 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?
it's not documented, but you can filter like this
under the "has the words" section of the filter creation page.
> Visual tagging of subject lines is a poor solution. Either you tag at
> the front
> "[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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