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Adding [Cypherpunks] at the beginning of a subject by default



Dear colleagues,

A quick FYI, since I am the current list maintainer:

1. This field is present in postings, and could be used to filter, or to munge or otherwise direct or update the messages you receive:
  List-Id: The Cypherpunks Mailing List <cypherpunks.lists.cpunks.org>

2. We did not use the Mailman setting to prepend the list name because that was not part of the prior setting.  The changeover of the list hosting happened last year.  So, there was not much of a decision process, but simply an effort to keep the status quo.

  - Greg

On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 01:27:04PM -0400, Steve Kinney wrote:
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> On 04/28/2017 05:07 AM, Avinash Sonawane wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 1:53 PM, Vasily Kolobkov 
> > <polezaivsani at openmailbox.org> wrote:
> > 
> >> Hey Avinash! No offence, but
> > 
> > Hello Vasily! Thanks for the reply. BTW I don't see a single
> > reason why would someone get offended. :)
> > 
> >> why don't you tweak your/choose another mail client that can sort
> >> messages for you?
> > 
> > As I said may lists follow the practice of prefixing the list name
> > to subject. It helps in quickly identifying the message without
> > even clicking on it.
> > 
> > Now about tweaking the client, which one do you use which gives
> > the ability to quickly spot the messages just by having a single
> > look at your mailbox?
> 
> Thunderbird works for me.  Every message from the CPunks list that
> hits the inbox in question lands in a CPunks folder.  New arrivals
> cause the folder name in the folders list to change color, and
> increment the message count next to the folder name.  "Easy to spot"
> becomes a non-issue; new messages are nearly impossible to miss, and
> all the messages from the list are viewed in context with the rest of
> the messages from the list when the folder is opened.
> 
> It is also very easy to create new filter rules to sort a given "from"
> address into a CPunks Spam folder, which in my case is about 20% of
> the messages from the list.  "One click" enables me to check these for
> anything interesting or useful, although such is rarely found.
> 
> Adding the list name to every subject line means pushing every subject
> line n. spaces to the right, with what I would call redundant visual
> clutter.  Looking at the list messages display in Thunderbird I count
> six presently visible subject lines that end in ... because they are
> longer than the column they appear in, /without/ a redundant list name
> in front of them.
> 
> > Even if we filter messages we still need to click on the folder
> > which contains those messages. I don't see a valid reason for not
> > saving a user click and user's time.
> > 
> > That being said, if there are not enough people who get affected
> > by this issue and we decide to continue the current practice I am 
> > thinking about using Gmail "Labels". :)
> 
> That is GMail's semi-equivalent of filtering messages into folders,
> but there's a way better method IMO:  Use Thunderbird.  GMail supports
> the IMAP protocol, so a GMail account looks and works "the same as" a
> real e-mail account when accessed via Thunderbird.  That also cuts the
> attack surface for Google's friendly, harmless Javascript / AJAX right
> out of the picture.
> 
> Also, Thunderbird + Enigmail = complete and user friendly GPG support
> for webmail accounts, with no time consuming failure prone
> work-arounds required.
> 
> Bit of fun:  GMail's AJAX code repeatedly harvests draft message text
> in progress while-u-type, a feature that makes recovery from a browser
> crash without lost work possible.  And all your plaintext are belong
> to Google.
> 
> :o)
> 
> 
> 
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