[Users] Subject Line Message
slitt at troubleshooters.com
Fri Aug 30 18:28:28 CEST 2013
On Fri, 30 Aug 2013 07:21:19 -0400
Jerry <jerry at seibercom.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Aug 2013 10:01:16 +0200
> Colin Leroy articulated:
> > On Fri, 30 Aug 2013 00:38:29 -0700, <cgw993 at aol.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > > All of the email clients I have tested so far do this so I was
> > > thinking there might be a oppressive legal requirement that forces
> > > the developers to do this. You cant find evidence of this on the
> > > internet search engines because of the heavy censorship of search
> > > results. Is this a plausible theory or maybe it really is just
> > > because no one thought there would be anyone that did not want to
> > > use a subject line?
> > It's mostly because putting an informative Subject helps the
> > recipient sort emails and determine quickly what's important and
> > what's not. It's part of the "good rules" of internet, and email
> > client developers tend to like these rules and help people stick to
> > it.
> > In case of encrypted email, you can either put no subject, vague
> > subjects, or even have fun with the NSA and tease them ;)
> I like the feature. It is rare, but on a few occasions I do attempt to
> send sans a "subject line" due to my haste in writing the document. I
> like being reminded. Besides, it is just one click to send if I do not
> want a subject line. I might add, that my Spam filters are set up to
> discard mail sans a "subject". That modus operandi use to be used by
> Spam artists. Not so much today; however, I feel that if the
> originator of the email did not want to take the time to properly
> classify his document, I don't have the time to waste reading it.
> Just my 2¢.
I agree with Jerry.
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