Prefix to subject line

Dave Mitzman mitzman at
Thu Apr 19 08:42:11 EDT 2007

I don't think I've ever posted to the devel list but read almost everything
that comes in.  I used to filter by the subject on the old devel list but
the subject prefix did cut off meaningful information. Now I'm just
filtering by the "To:" line into another folder.  It's easier and keeps
things easier to read.


On 4/19/07, Luke Schierer <lschiere at> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 19, 2007 at 01:57:33PM +0200, Frank Lanitz wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > maybe already discussed, but is it possible, to add a short prefix to
> > the subject line of the mails of this list? I would be realy great ;)
> >
> > Frank
> 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.
> luke
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