OFFTOPIC Re: [Mailman-Users] Archive URL in postings (2.1b3)

alex wetmore alex at
Wed Oct 30 01:30:27 CET 2002

On Tue, 29 Oct 2002, Jay Sekora wrote:
> [Chuq's content reordered somewhat to suit the flow of my replies.]
> > > I don't mind the subject-munging that mailman does if the list owner
> > > adds an identifying tag because that's added to the existing header
> > > the composer typed; the original information is still there.
> > OTOH, I *really* hate subject munging. here's why: my research shows
> > that the subject line is the A-number-1 determinator of whether a user
> > opens a piece of email or not. That's THE key item of information for
> > whether it gets deleted out of the summary listing unread or not.
> Actually, I shouldn't have said I don't mind it.  I should have said
> I minded it a little bit, but not a lot.  But I'd mind it a lot more
> if the munging actually *removed* some of the text the user put there.
> As it is, it's an annoyance, but I can still get the original information
> (although it might be messed up somewhat by line-wrapping).

It is removing something that the user put there.  On this reply to
you I have your address on the To line because I'm using Reply to All.
In the version that I'll get back from the list your name won't be
there anymore (along with anyone else who I put on the To or Cc


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