[MlMt] Oddity in parsing Subject.

Benny Kjær Nielsen mailinglist at freron.com
Wed Nov 11 02:17:21 EST 2015

On 11 Nov 2015, at 0:11, Kee Hinckley wrote:

> I sent mail to our listserv with the subject: "Kee: Working from home 
> Wednesday"
> The listserv tacked the list name in front, so it said "[Jellystone] 
> Kee: Working from home Wednesday"
> MailMate displayed the subject as "Kee: [Jellystone] Working from home 
> Wednesday"
> I'm guessing this is an attempt to cleanup things like "Re:" and 
> "Fwd:" and put them where they belong. So I'm not sure it's a bug 
> worth fixing. But it took me a while to figure out. I had to look at 
> the raw message.

Your analysis is correct. Some day I might change the code to use a 
fixed set of prefixes or simply make it configurable. (Low level, I 
could probably quickly add this for you if you like.)

Ideally, all email clients would only use `Re:` and `Fwd:` and then 
localize them for display purposes only. Unfortunately, a lot of email 
clients got that wrong, in particular, Outlook.

I've written a very detailed [blog 
on this subject if you wonder why prefixes are not a simple problem.

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