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Subject: Re: "Re[6]: subject"
From: Kjetil Torgrim Homme <kjetilho @ ifi . uio . no>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 1996 09:51:37 +0100
To: nick @ aboard . co . uk
Cc: list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: <199612040104 . BAA14384 @ java . aboard . co . uk> (message from Nick Perry on Wed, 4 Dec 1996 01:04:06 +0000 (GMT))

[Nick Perry]

|    IIRC I don't think this is mentioned in any RFC

Right, it's only mentioned in RFC 1036 (and 850, which it supersedes),
and that's for Usenet messages.

|   but it is common practice among email clients to tread and sort
|   subjects based on removing any initial Re: thus you should avoid
|   inserting anything *before* the Re: because many clients will not
|   associate such articles with the original...


Kjetil T.

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