Can someone put [Mailscanner] in the list subjects?

Julian Field jkf at
Tue May 14 19:18:14 IST 2002

At 18:39 14/05/2002, you wrote:
>David Sullivan wrote:
> > On 14 May 2002 at 9:25, Jeff Volckaert wrote:
> > > Would it be possible to get something like [Mailscanner] in the subject
> > > line of all the list messages?  I subscribe to a number of mailing lists
> > > and would prefer to not have to start filtering them into individual
> > > boxes, but would like to see at a glance which list it's from.
> >
> > Jiscmail lists can all be customised to do certain things on a per
> subscriber
> > basis, one of which is to put the list name in the subject line:
> >
> >
>except that then we'll probably get some messages appearing with
>[Mailscanner] in and some without and any hope of sensible threading will
>go out of the window. I've seen it happen on other lists - you sometimes
>end up with subjects like
>Re: [listname] blah
>[listname] Re: blah
>and sometimes
>[listname] Re: [listname} blah !
>I vote for leaving it alone and using e.g. Sender: to filter messages to a
>folder like I do now (if we're having a vote that is!)

Seconded (and vetoed :-)
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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