[MlMt] note or subject modification

Randall Gellens mailmate at randy.pensive.org
Sun Feb 5 21:25:01 EST 2023

On 5 Feb 2023, at 14:01, Malcolm Fitzgerald wrote:

> On 6 Feb 2023, at 9:36, John Cooper wrote:
>> John Doherty via mailmate wrote (at 12:27 PM on Sunday, February 5, 
>> 2023):
>>> On Sun 2023-02-05 12:42 PM MST -0700, <mailinglist at freron.com> 
>>> wrote:
>>> I have one long-term and pretty regular correspondent who nearly 
>>> always uses terrible subjects (e.g., "question") and has other sort 
>>> of horrible email habits, like responding to existing threads with 
>>> new messages with new subjects.
>> Seems like for many people, applying a descriptive tag to the 
>> discussion might be easier than force-applying a change of subject 
>> line to an extended thread.
> This seems to be a much better solution. It's much more flexible and 
> comprehensive than messing around with email subject lines. Especially 
> as it seems like your friend will figure out how to break any scheme 
> you invent to "organise" them. You can archive/copy email to specific 
> mailboxes too.

I can see the usefulness of being able to tag messages, but that doesn't 
solve the problems for which being able to edit a received message is a 


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