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Re: About egcs mailing lists
- To: Olivier Galibert <galibert at pobox dot com>
- Subject: Re: About egcs mailing lists
- From: Todd Vierling <tv at pobox dot com>
- Date: Thu, 5 Mar 1998 11:24:17 -0500 (EST)
- cc: egcs at cygnus dot com
- Reply-To: Todd Vierling <tv at pobox dot com>
On Thu, 5 Mar 1998, Olivier Galibert wrote:
: > What do you think?
: Do filtering on "Sender", not "To".
: Subject munging sucks.
Since these are _egcs_ lists, I think that this is adequate as the users
should be knowledgeable enough, but I run lists where subject munging is a
necessity for the inexperienced or Nutscrape-mail users. I can see people
requesting such a facility.
:  It often kills pseudo-threading.
Not if you munge correctly. In fact, I have a script based on Petidomo's
"InsertNameInSubject.sh" that does the following:
- strips any existing [LISTNAME] tag
- changes "Sv: ", "RE: ", "re:", "Aw: ", "Re[#]: ", and the suffix " -Reply"
to a prefix "Re: ". (Have I missed any less common ones?)
- Merges multiple Re:'s into a single "Re: ".
- Places the [LISTNAME] tag at the beginning of the subject, unless there
is a "Re: ", in which case it goes immediately after that.
- If no Subject: header is found, creates a default one of
"Subject: [LISTNAME] (no subject)".
Voila, perfect pseudo threading (even better than non-munged subjects) and a
subject line tag. And yes, I'll send the script to anyone upon request;
it's based on sed (not perl) for speed.
-- Todd Vierling (Personal firstname.lastname@example.org; Bus. email@example.com)