Prefix to subject line

Ethan Blanton elb at
Thu Apr 19 08:38:53 EDT 2007

Luke Schierer spake unto us the following wisdom:
> It was discussed when the lists were first set up.  There
> were strong opinions on both sides.  Those who filter their mail into
> folders generally feel that the prefix is useless (any real mail client
> can easily identify the mail based on other things), and obscures more
> meaningful information (the subject of the email, particularly if the
> thread gets long or the subject is inherently long).  Those who do not
> filter their email into folders generally wanted the prefix, to identify
> the emails in their inbox that come from lists. 
> I felt the arguments coming from those who filter to be stronger.

Note that I do not filter into folders, my email client is simply
smart enough to mark emails in my inbox as belonging to a given
mailing list.


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for evils].  They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
		-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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