on subject line

From: Frank McConnell <fmc_at_reanimators.org>
Date: Sun Jun 3 17:43:11 2001

John Foust <jfoust_at_threedee.com> wrote (after me):
> >BTW, the [classiccmp] thing was tried, hated (I told my mail reader to
> >strip the tag from the displayed subjects so I wouldn't have to look
> >at it; other people squawked), and turned off.
> Are there e-mail readers that can filter on subject line
> but not on the contents of the "from" line?

Probably so, but that's not my problem because I don't use them. If
it's your problem, maybe you ought to try to do something about it,
like bothering the vendor or finding a different e-mail reader that
actually does the sort of filtering you need done.

And yes, I've got a strong opinion about this. Your computer and its
software are tools; if they're not doing what you need done, maybe you
need to figure out what you need done and go find tools that do those
things, or go harangue the makers of your tools 'til they come up with
new tools that do those things, or make new tools that do those

-Frank McConnell
Received on Sun Jun 03 2001 - 17:43:11 BST

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