[Users] The reply mark in subject (R: Re:) recognition

Jerry jerry at seibercom.net
Wed Aug 8 16:04:44 CEST 2012

On Wed, 8 Aug 2012 14:24:49 +0200
Michael Rasmussen articulated:

> On Wed, 8 Aug 2012 08:06:38 -0400
> Jerry <jerry at seibercom.net> wrote:
> > 
> > The problem here is clearly the use of the word "MAY"⁽¹⁾.
> > 
> Yes, may in a RFC means this functionality is optional but if the
> functionality is included the functionally "MUST" respect the RFC
> which means a subject line indicating this is a reply to another mail
> MUST use, and ONLY use, Re: to indicate this.

In this case, if another MUA starts an original reply with a variant of
"RE:", shouldn't claws-mail respect that also? I have been reading up
on the various RFCs that apparently deal with this and have not been
able to find a concrete answer.

Jerry ♔

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