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Re: list administrivia
thank you, everyone, for all the advice on how to
use my mailer and my filters. fortunately, my
ten years on the internet have made me an expert
at both. this isn't really abou;how to use my
tools better, rather about conforming to standard.
the [q] (or thereabouts) in the subject field is
a simple convention that make sit *that* much easier
to parse and manage list information, for some of
us. and it's an incredibly common convention.
if everyone wants to resist it, fine, i don't
understand, but fine. no worries.
On Tue, 2 Feb 1999, Jeremiah Curry wrote:
]I have outlook sort anything to or from email@example.com into a
]seperate folder in my inbox. Works 95% of the time.
]From: c a l i b a n <firstname.lastname@example.org>
]To: Mark L. Chang <email@example.com>
]Cc: quattro <firstname.lastname@example.org>
]Date: Tuesday, February 02, 1999 4:22 PM
]Subject: Re: list administrivia
]> yeah, i'm actually really adroit with my elm
]> filters. i should have clarafied in the letter.
]> i want to get the q list in my regular inbox,
]> except on busy weekends and vacations. for
]> those times i can normally filter. what i want
]> to do with a [q] in the subject makes it easier
]> to sort messages in my (huge) inbox. it works
]> great for moy other lists - i *know* there's
]> a post in 2strokes i want to find but there's
]> months of stale posts in my inbox. sort by subject
]> and they are all put together, easy to scan.
]> it's no big deal, but perhaps there is some sort
]> of past flame war about this from before my time,
]> perhaps phil needs to save 3 characters per message ;)
]> anyway it's something that 90% of the lists i am
]> on do, including the 6 or so that i maintain.
]>On Tue, 2 Feb 1999, Mark L. Chang wrote:
]>]On Tue, 2 Feb 1999, c a l i b a n wrote:
]>]> has it ever been discussed to add a string in the
]>]> subject field of the mail to allow for really simple,
]>]> clean filtering? most of my lists have them, it
]>]> would be something like [quattro} or whatever.
]>]> perhaps something shorter, like [q], to not waste
]>]Personally, I use the following line in good 'ol procmail:
]>]to file these into the right folders. Never fails.
]>]Windows NT crashed. ICQ 9059481
]>]I am the Blue Screen of Death. For PGP public key:
]>]No one hears your screams. finger email@example.com
]> rocky mullin
]> two strokes are faster than four!
]> this message was composed using the vi editor.
]> '83 ur-q - yamaha rz350 - suzuki ts250 - chaotic good
two strokes are faster than four!
this message was composed using the vi editor.
'83 ur-q - yamaha rz350 - suzuki ts250 - chaotic good