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Old 07-13-2008, 09:36 PM
Chris Walters
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Mick wrote:
| On Sunday 13 July 2008, felix@crowfix.com wrote:
|> On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 10:40:08AM -0700, maxim wexler wrote:
|>> I would like to raise my voice against the use of overly long subject
|>> lines that run out of space on the line provided.
|>> Complete sentences are not necessary. A few, well chosen words should
|>> suffice and spare the user the nuisance of opening mail that ultimately
|>> is of no value to him.
| Sorry! Couldn't resist. ;-)
| I had a guy working for me who used to write the whole bl**dy email in the
| frigging Subject: field! Arrrrgh! When I asked him why didn't he use the
| body of the message like 'normal' people do, he argued that he intended
| saving me the time of opening the message to read it. Sometimes you just
| can't win.
| Anyway, as others asked - how long is too long for this purpose?

LOL! On another list once, someone posted the whole message in the subject
line, and again in the body of the message. It was an error, and he
apologized, but your story there reminded me of that...

IMO, I haven't seen too many overly long subject lines, but I have seen several
overly short ones. There has to be a Happy Medium (tm) out there. Once we
find one, we can just ask our questions of her... lol!


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