Proliferation of Mailing Lists

Dominic Mitchell dom at
Wed Jul 19 08:49:38 BST 2000

On Wed, Jul 19, 2000 at 12:56:44AM +0100, Josef Karthauser wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 18, 2000 at 09:45:42PM +0100, Neil Ford wrote:
> > I can see Lee's reasoning about having lists for the regions but I
> > would urge against that as that'll mean having to monitor all the
> > regional lists just in case there is something going on somewhere
> > where someone might be on business. Much easier to use [TAGS] in the
> > subject lines. Less chance of things occuring in isolation that way
> > too.
> In general people don't like [TAGS] in their email. When I set this
> list up we had a [freebsd-users] tag added to each subject line. It
> was removed very quickly with extreme prejudge because the readership
> didn't like it.

Damned right, too.  There are already enough indications in the headers
to know what list a message has come from.

If anybody wants assistance setting up procmail to automatically filter
mail, then send me a message after installing /usr/ports/mail/procmail.

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