[Dovecot] Mailing list's prefix

Patrick Nagel patrick.nagel at star-group.net
Fri Mar 5 08:01:58 EET 2010

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On 2010-03-05 07:49, Karsten Bräckelmann wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-03-05 at 00:45 +0200, Timo Sirainen wrote:
>> On 4.3.2010, at 22.59, Timo Sirainen wrote:
>>> Do you think I'd break a lot of people's filters if I removed the
>>> prefix? :) Anyone strongly for/against removing it? It seems kind of
>>> annoying to me whenever I happen to think about it.
>> Well, it's beginning to sound like there are non-filtering reasons why
>> the prefix can be good. So I guess it's better to keep things the way
>> they are now :)
> I don't recall any, other than plain refusal to use a dedicated folder,
> rather than dumping it all into the Inbox...

IMO, Michael M. Slusarz had a valid reason:

"[...] a common situation (at least for me) is someone who replies
directly to your message from a list instead of to the list address.
This will most likely cause that message to end up in your INBOX rather
than being filtered into the appropriate mailing list mailbox.  Having
the list name in the Subject can be useful to visually filter these
incoming messages in your INBOX, rather than potentially
deleting/marking as spam since often times you may not recognize the

I'm ok with both ways, but given that there is a considerable amount of
opposition, I think Timo's decision to keep it as it is will work best.


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