Identifying cctalk messages

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Mon Jun 26 13:35:17 CDT 2006

On 6/26/2006 at 2:16 PM Roger Merchberger wrote:

>I *do*. It takes what *might* be a semi-functional idea, and converts it
>to something udderly unmanageable. See below for more.

Most modern email readers include the feature to perform sorting and
filtering based on just about any field in a message.  Even my
many-years-old and decrepit Calypso3 client will do this quite nicely.


For those of you with very primitive email clients I can understand and
sympathize.  Instead of dithering about how much space "[cctalk]:" would
consume in the subject line, why not reduce this to a single, or at most, 2
or 3 characters?  A character such as the caret ^ is not normally found at
the beginning of email subject lines (at least a search on my email files
can turn up none) would be all that would be required to keep the "we want
cct messages flagged" crowd happy, would it not?  And surely, no one could
quibble about a subject line that was ONE character shorter.....


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