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Re: Release announcement translation



On Sun, 2006-08-13 at 12:58 -0500, Thomas w. Cranston wrote:
> Instead of hundres or thousands of people having to google, or go 
> somewhere, it makes more sense to have an identifier in the sender 
> field. For example these identifiers appear in the subject fields of 
> most forums.

Some mailing lists do that.  We have decided not to do that on ours.
The issue will not be revisited, period.

> You may have been posting for years, but don't assume that everyone 
> getting your messages has been associated with the group for very long.
> Here are a few examples of identifiers in the subject field from groupes 
> I belong to:
> 
> [GWLUG] OT: Death Star speaker - You have to see it to believe it!
> [ctl-linux] Bash test
> [LPJC-jobs] Johnson Space Center Job Fair August 1-3 - Clear Lake, TX
> 
> All I have to do is look for the identifier, and know that the message 
> is very probably not bogus.

Understood.  You would also be able to tell the same thing if you used a
rule or filter in your email program to put messages with certain values
in separate folders.  For example, any email you receive that includes a
List-Id: field with "fedora-docs-list redhat com" in it, is not spam.
It is a message from this list.  Make that filter in your email client,
and you will be on the road to spam-free enjoyment of this list.

> I get messages from lots of folks in these groupes. I am not familiar 
> with all of them. Some of them are new.
> 
> I know it's not fool proof, but it works for me.

That's great.  You can have it work even better by taking the above
recommendations.

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