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

Jerry jerry at seibercom.net
Wed Aug 8 22:12:36 CEST 2012

On Wed, 8 Aug 2012 20:37:42 +0200
Michael Rasmussen articulated:

> On Wed, 8 Aug 2012 20:24:43 +0200
> Holger Berndt <berndth at gmx.de> wrote:
> > That RFC recommends (!) the use of "Re: ". It clearly doesn't limit
> > it to that.
> > 
> No, you are wrong Holger. The RFC says, that you can notify in the
> subject line that this is a reply using "Re: ". But the notification
> is optional, not how you notify.

It states:

When used in a reply, the field body MAY start with the string "Re: "

"May" is not equal to "Can".

Jerry ♔

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