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From: Mark Howells <>
Subject: (Periodic Posting) The Importance of Subject Lines
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 16:26:02 -0800

Hi all -

I've taken to periodically sending this helpful hint to the mailing
list as a reminder to us all.


The effect use of subject lines is very important. If you don't
write a good subject line, your e-mail is likely to be ignored.
Since the point of online genealogy is to make connections,
wouldn't it be a pity if your previously unknown fourth cousin
missed your message because your subject line was vague?

It is the responsibility of the message writer to write a subject
line which is appropriately informational. Good subject lines such as

MANGLEFRITZ Family in Snoring Magna


Henry BOTTOMFEEDER - Barnham Broom, 1750

will generate the type of interest that gets results. It is always
appropriate to capitalized surnames in a subject line and in the
body of your e-mail message.

Cheers - Mark

Mark Howells
Norfolk-L Genealogy Mailing List Owner

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