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Re: your mail
Christopher J. Shaulis enscribed thusly:
> My mail??
> Who is the wise guy who keeps putting "Your mail" in the topic?
Kidding, right? Snicker.
It's not a who - it's a what. Some twit DID NOT put a subject on the
ORIGINAL message. The next person(s) who replied to him had a mail program
which recognized the lack of a "Subject" and substituted "Your mail". That
beats a subject line of "Subect: Re:"...
Actually and technically they don't bother to "spot" the lack of
a Subject. The programs set their default subject for replys to "Your mail"
and then if the read a Subject header, it overrides the default. I know
elm does and I believe pine does, as well as a host of others.
Works well for personal mail even if it does look STUPID on a
mailing list. Only known cure is to make sure you have a REAL SUBJECT.
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