[MlMt] note or subject modification

aisrael alain.israel at pasteur.fr
Mon Feb 6 07:06:31 EST 2023

Thanks for this interesting discussion. While waiting for the Note 
option, I started modifyng the subject of a bunch of emails, and I find 
quite useful, especially in the situation described by Benny (and 
others). I understand the caveats, but for me, so far, the advantages 
prevail over the disadvantages.


On 6 Feb 2023, at 3:25, Randall Gellens wrote:

> 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 solution.
> --Randall
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