On 22-Oct-2007, at 01:43, Francesco Abeni wrote:
However, I *don't* stick strings in square brackets into my subject
lines, spamassassin or otherwise.
Uh? I'm not sure i understand this. Do you mean that it's not a
good thing to write a subject with square brackets? And why?
It's fugly? It's completely unnecessary? It's altering a key part of
the message? If the message is NOT spam and you reply, you have to
take the 's out, or look like a doofus?
I see that on this list opinions are very strong... i honestly asked a
question because i never heard about problems with brackets, so please don't
get angry :-)
I usually use brackets like a tag to visually identify my messages,
especially to my customers who receive a lot of messages and do not have a
decent delivery system (and i'm not in charge of it so i can't do anything
So sometimes i manually write a subject like this:
"[GiBiLogic] About your request of a new notebook"
AFAIK, modifying the header is a common practice in SpamAssassin user (man
Mail::SpamAssassin::Conf - look for rewrite_header Subject) and the man
pages do not mention problems with using brackets or with altering the
subject in any way.
I know i could let SpamAssassin only add its headers, without modifying the
existing ones, but it implies that the average user know what to do with
them. And that's not always the case.
Anyway, it's always good to learn and put to test what i already know, so
thank you for your post.
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