On Tuesday, February 11, 2003, at 04:37 PM, David Gibbs wrote:
- The subject is being prefixed, on the next line, with a tab character.
Ah, this sounds like wrong behavior on Mailman's part. The next line of a wrapped subject should be prefixed with nothing, i.e., it should begin simply with whatever whitespace character followed the wrap point in the original subject line. Usually a single space. To use a tab means that an RFC-compliant MUA will display the unfolded subject with a tab (instead of the original amount of whitespace) at the wrap point. Apple Mail and Lotus Notes do this.
That still doesn't excuse your MUA's decision to just drop the wrapped text on the floor. Please consider reporting any such bugs to their authors as well.