[CentOS] Adding the [SOLVED] Tag to break threads

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Thu Jul 28 12:19:37 UTC 2011


hi guys,

Just a quick note about adding [SOLVED] tags to the Subject lines on 
email lists : Dont do it, it does not help and makes no difference to 
the content - yet, it breaks threading of responses.

Unline web forums, email clients will try and thread using the Subject 
and in-reply-to headers to retain thread sanity. So dont please dont 
break that, its quite a key part of the whole mailing lists experience 
for everyone.

I understand that some people seem to think that adding that makes it 
easier to later search on google. And if thats the case, adding the 
SOLVED word in your actual email body would do just as well, Add it high 
up the body content for even better effect.

- KB



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