codes in subject lines

Subject: codes in subject lines
From: Sherri Hall <shall -at- HILCO -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 1994 10:39:16 CST

David H. Porush posts:

> My email gets cluttered everyday with dozens of messages from this list, of
> which many are part of very interesting and helpful discussions, but I would
> venture to say that 75% of messages have little relation to the field of TW
> (e.g. Mom thread and others).

Here's a suggestion for techwr-l that I've seen in the WRITERS listserv.
Use a code in the subject line to identify the posting. Of course,
the administrator or someone would need to standardize these codes or
they'd be too individual to be meaningful. This allows the recipient to scan
the subject lines and make a quick decision as to read or delete.
Saves a lot of time.

For example, use ED for editing/grammar issues, OH for online help, MM for
multi-media issues, MISC for the mom-type threads, etc.
Sherri Hall, Product Manager-Documentation Email: shall -at- hilco -dot- com
"I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork." Peter DeVries

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