Add [nginx] to subject lines on this mailing list?

Jim Ohlstein jim at
Thu May 16 13:18:01 UTC 2013

On 05/16/13 08:10, Daniel Griscom wrote:
> List-Id isn't shown in my inbox listing, so that doesn't help me when
> I'm scanning my inbox. Even when I open the email I have to scan the
> headers to figure out just what the specific email is about.
> All (almost?) of my other mailing lists follow this convention, which
> makes sense since every email from the "nginx" mailing list has to do
> with nginx, but few people bother to put "nginx" in the subject lines of
> their posts. Without this there's an assumed context for the message
> that isn't clear from the message subject.

I think what Maxim was alluding to is that any decent email client will 
sort messages for you based on headers if you set it do do so. This way 
you don't need to scan your entire inbox for messages from a particular 
list and the "assumed context" can be a somewhat safe assumption.

Since you mention the conventions followed in other mailing lists, and 
you read this one, perhaps you should note that top posting is 
discouraged on this list, and messages are answered inline by the 
developers (as your original one was). Just a thought.

> So, personally I'd like to have it turned on, but if there's a reason to
> keep it off then that's fine by me.
> Dan
> At 3:59 PM +0400 5/16/13, Maxim Konovalov wrote:
>> On 5/16/13 3:41 PM, Daniel Griscom wrote:
>>>  This mailing list is run by Gnu's Mailman application. The default
>>>  configuration for Mailman adds a "[NameOfMailList]" prefix to the
>>>  subject of every sent email, e.g.
>>>>  Subject: [Congregation] Tuesday's Notes
>>>  This makes it very easy to sort out my inbox, and gives my spam
>>>  filter something to key on.
>>>  On the nginx mailing list this has been turned off, so I find it
>>>  hard to figure out why someone unknown is writing me about "bug?",
>>>  and often find the list emails in my junk mail folder.
>>>  I'd like to have the setting turned back on; would that be OK?
>>  >
>> Doesn't List-Id header suit your needs?
>> --
>> Maxim Konovalov
>> +7 (910) 4293178

Jim Ohlstein

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