Suggestion regarding "no subject"

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Fri Nov 21 19:19:59 UTC 2003

On Fri, Nov 21, 2003 at 10:43:42AM -0800, Don wrote:
>    Messages  without  subjects  are  a  point of frustration for a lot of
>    people.   Right   up  there  with  "It  doesn't  work"  as  a  problem
>    description.
>    What  would it take for the list server to simply reject posts without
>    a  subject back to the sender. That way the "no subject" message never
>    gets distributed.
>    It  obviously  doesn't prevent someone from using "no subject", but if
>    somebody  does  that  intentionally  they  deserve  to  get "no reply"
>    either. ;-)

If you do this, send the culprit a message explaining why the messages
is being rejected, and, perhaps, point the culprit to a page on
netiquette, such as


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