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Re: [Nmh-workers] Additional subject prefixes to ignore

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Additional subject prefixes to ignore
Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 20:53:45 -0400

jeffrey c honig wrote:
 > I have to deal with mail from Outbreak, I mean Outlook, on a daily
 > basis.  At least I get paid for the privilege...
 > Much of this mail comes with a subject prefix of FW: instead of Re:.
 > This messes up sorting by subject.
 > I would like to train nmh to string FW: in addition to Re:.  But that
 > seems like too specific a solution to the problem.  A more general
 > solution would be to add flags to the relevant commands to add prefixes
 > to the list.

i think i understand what you're getting at, but i'd like to see it
be a regular expression that gets trimmed before the sort (i assume
that's what you're referring to).  in particular, i get mail from lists
which prepend the listname.  that coupled with mailers that do and
don't strip existing "Re:" strings gives subjects that begin with
any of:
    [listname] foo
    Re: [listname] foo
    [listname] Re: foo
    Re: [listname] Re: foo

(i realize that an expression that catches these risks corrupting
a valid subject.  so far, i'm willing to risk that.)

 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 50.7 degrees)

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