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Re: lynx-dev Re: Administrivia: List "reply" address

From: Larry W. Virden
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: Administrivia: List "reply" address
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 07:43:47 -0400 (EDT)

From: David Combs <address@hidden>

> People talk about using mail "folders", and imply that
> if I had any brains at all, that's what I'd use (re the
> "lynx" prefix on subject line).

I suspect this is the case - that if each person with brains and using
email uses something which could be termed a folder.   However, I
suspect that what _you_ think of as a folder is not what I would call
a mail folder.

> I don't know anything about "folders" -- other than to despise
> the name as used by M$ (and now Sun too!) for the "user-unfriendly"
> word "directory".  But that's a whole other matter.  :-(

For instance, many (not all) email apps consider any file containing
one or more email a 'folder'.

Why use the 'despised' name?  Because 99% of the people using computers
can identify with the word folder easier than they can 'accumulated
electronic mail archive file'.

Actually, to get back to the first point, it was _my_ understanding that
most people were suggesting that rather than using the cursed subject
prefix (which on some lists result in stupid subjects like

Subject: lynx-dev Re: lynx-dev Re: lynx-dev Re: lynx-dev Re: lynx-dev Re: 
lynx-dev Re: lynx-dev Re: lynx-dev: I hate subject line prefixes

that people use any of the dozens of solutions which filter incoming email 
into unique, topic related, accumulated electronic mail archive files.

Programs like procmail, mailagent, Outlook, Netscape Communicator,
mush, zmail, .... all provide various means of dropping email into 
files based on where the mail originated, etc.
Larry W. Virden <mailto:address@hidden>
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