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Re: Three more comments about the vacation draft

2004-08-03 12:07:36

On Tue, 2004-08-03 at 09:53 -0700, Ned Freed wrote:
The default subject is "Re: " followed by the subject with stripped
"Re: " strings.  Is the latter to be taken literally, as "Re: " or
does it mean "[rR][eE]:*" (case insensitive with zero or more spaces

RFC 2822 limits this to the literal string "Re: " and suggests that no other
forms be used. IMO this is the right course; any other course opens cans of
worms best left unopened.

Keith Moore's draft suggests "Auto: "?

in our vacation feature, we use

   Subject: Auto: I'm away from my mail (was: SUBJECT )

"(was: ...)" is one of those small things which should've been
standardised.  Gnus will ask the user if the "(was: ...)" should be
removed from Subject when replying.
Kjetil T.