crap punctuation in subject lines

Luke Yelavich themuso at
Fri Jun 25 17:57:21 EDT 2004


I know what you mean. Have just switched to mutt for email, and am not quite
used to it's behavior. I will get it right through tweaking the muttrc file,
but it certainly takes time, and those brackets in subjects etc, do
get quite annoying.


On Fri, Jun 25, 2004 at 09:28:21AM -0500, Gene Collins wrote:
> Hi.  I'm getting really ticked at idiots who think their email subjects
> need opening and closing brackets and parentheses.  Skip the crap
> punctuation in your subjects.  It makes it more difficult for some mail
> clients to sort your messages into threads.  Keeping your subject lines
> relevant to the message you are sending and free of garbage will be
> greately helpful to others.  And no, I'm not talking about the simple
> re: that some mailers put in the reply subject line.  Your attention and
> co-operation is appreciated.
> Gene
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