Amarendra Godbole wrote:

I subscribe to many fbsd lists through gmail, and am not able to
visually detect which email was sent to which fbsd list. Is it
possible to add a tag in the subject line, something like, [fbsd-q],
or [fbsd-questions], or similar so that emails can be visually

Given that these lists have been around for a long time, was there a
discussion on this? If the idea of tagging was dropped, can someone
inform me about the rationale behind this decision? Thanks in advance!

All messages are already tagged with a List-ID


List-Id: User questions <>

Can gmail not filter on that?

Visual tagging of subject lines is a poor solution. Either you tag at the front

"[fbsd-questions] Really long subject line that gets truncated even earlier thanks to the tag"

or at the end

"Really long subject line where the tag disappears in a haze of ... [fbsd-questions]"

Neither of which is satisfactory, and for most people with sensible email environments that can filter of Header lines, an unnecessary inconvenience.

Not to mention the question of how on earth you co-ordinate unique tags across mailing lists. Since the List-ID isn't constrained by length it can contain the email address of the list, which is already unique.

If you can't filter on the List-ID then filter on To and Cc lines which contain [EMAIL PROTECTED] or [EMAIL PROTECTED] Not as good, but it would do.


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