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From: "Mike & Ronica Hall" <>
Subject: Re: MEANINGFUL subject line!
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 23:35:32 +0100
Can you give us some GOOD examples - please.
How can we improve on eg the following as some mailers cut off short?
#2 David Jones 1818-1849 WLS>OH
Many of us are new to Lists.
Why not make our URL a bookmark/favourite!
> From: Leone FABRE <>
> Subject: MEANINGFUL subject line!
> Date: Thursday,16 April 1998 13:02
> Greetings to all,
> I have a favor to ask:
> Please put meaningful text in your subject line!
> I belong to a few mailing lists and one of the major 'rules'
> is to have a meaningful subject line. The following is
> from one of those lists:
> >2. Compose a cryptic <grin> description in the Subject
> >field of your message, remembering that 50% of the readers
> will only see
> >the Digest version ... if your Subject line says "Where
> They Lie" or
> >"Melbourne School" or "Missing Friend" or "1852 NSW" or
> "Lost Ship" or
> >"Looking for William" ...... then you are not giving
> yourself the best
> >chance .... most folks will just ignore your message ! I
> certainly will !
> If you subscribed to the "digest version" as I do.....would
> you not hit the delete button if you saw the following 20
> Today's Topics:
> #1 Re: Sending for a copy of a Will
> #2 David Jones 1818-1849 WLS>OH
> #3 Re: David Jones 1818-1849 WLS>OH
> #4 Re: David Jones 1818-1849 WLS>OH
> #5 Re: Montgomery Canal - Newtown
> #6 Re: Meifod
> #7 Re: Meifod
> #8 TUDORS in MTG
> #9 indexes
> #10 Re: Fwd: Beginner looking for THOM
> #11 Re: Sending for a copy of a Will
> #12 Re: indexes
> #13 Re: indexes
> #14 morgan
> #15 Re: indexes
> #16 Re: indexes
> #17 Re: Meifod
> #18 Re: David Jones 1818-1849 WLS>OH
> #19 MONEY CONVERSION
> #20 Re: Fwd: Beginner looking for THOM
> The senders names and addresses have been removed, as I am
> "picking" on anyone, just asking for you to put more meaning
> into the subject
> line which in turn will help you anyway.
> Thank you for your time, Leone
> Leone Fabre
> Victoria, 3196