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Re: Nit-picking, silly curosity question?



>William Case wrote:
>> Hi;
>> 
>> I get all the messages from this mailing list.  Read them faithfully.
>> 
>> Some of them come with '[Bulk]' as the first word on the Subject line;
>> some just start with 'Re:'.  Why is that?
>
>Your mail client or your ISP is tagging the mail as "[Bulk]"; the mails 
>do not arrive here, nor in the archives, with tags like "[Bulk]".

I thought the idea of 'Bulk' when used in a header-line like

Precedence: Bulk

was so that 'vacation' programs would know that this message
came from a mailing list, and would not respond to it with
the vacation message. Maybe [Bulk] in the subject line is
meant to achieve the same thing.

Cheers,
Terry.

>
>Paul.
>
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