Re: lkml subject line

From: Kai Henningsen (
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 15:39:00 EST (Matti Aarnio) wrote on 12.02.01 in <>:

> On Mon, Feb 12, 2001 at 11:20:40AM +0000, Guennadi Liakhovetski wrote:
> > Dear all (and list maintainers in particular)
> >
> > Wouldn't it be a good idea to prepend all lkml subjects with [LKML] like
> > many other lists do to distinguish lkml messages from the rest.
> NO!

Indeed. What a bad idea that would be.

> If you want to pre-filter messages traveling thru linux-kernel list,
> all you need to do is to check the content of Return-Path: header.

On the other hand, that's also not a very good scheme. There *is* a good
way to do this, and it would be really nice if vger could be taught to do
it: add a List-Id: header (draft-chandhok-listid-04.txt RFC-to-be,
implemented in lots of mailing list managers already).

Examples from that doc:

    List-Id: List Header Mailing List <>
    List-Id: <>
    List-Id: "Lena's Personal Joke List"
    List-Id: "An internal CMU List" <>
    List-Id: <da39efc25c530ad145d41b86f7420c3b.052000.localhost>

> Or perhaps my utter aborrence is due to the way how GNU MAILMAN handles
> that tagging (badly, that is).

Mailman, incidentally, _has_ List-Id: support.

> /Matti Aarnio -- vger postmaster, not listmaster

Still ...

MfG Kai
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