[Volunteers] Re: Footers (was Re: [Techtalk] "I need to use Windows because ...")

Jenn Vesperman jenn at anthill.echidna.id.au
Mon Aug 12 16:13:00 EST 2002

On Mon, 2002-08-12 at 15:46, Terri Oda wrote:
> > Volunteers: the request is for the footer that Mailman attaches to have
> > the first line be "-- " (the standard sig delimiter) rather than the
> > long series of "-" characters it is at the moment, so that mail clients
> > that recognise signatures will filter it out or mark it in a different
> > colour rather than displaying it as part of the message body.
> There's actually some reason mailman doesn't do this by default (and it's
> not lack of knowing the convention), but I don't recall what it is.   I
> don't suppose anyone else does?

The one that comes immediately to mind is 'hey, let's make sure we
inform the reader that this is a mailing list they subscribed to and can
unsubscribe to, and not random spam'

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Jenn V.
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