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Re: SV's, [despammed]'s, and other Thread-Killers

From:Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>
Date:Monday, January 20, 2003, 20:57
Arthaey Angosii wrote:
> I would have made this a private post, but it turned out that there was > more than one culprit. :P > > Why do a few of you place "SV" or "[despammed]" or what have you into the > subject line of a reply? I have no idea what "SV" might stand for, and the > "[despammed]" label is frequently incorrect. As far as I can tell, all > this serves to do is mess up the threaded nature of discussions.
The [despammed]s would be me. I'm really sorry. It's because my email address is actually a forwarding address that aggressively filters out spam, then passes on-spam through to my real email address (which I don't give out to anyone). They add [despammed] to the subject line to differentiate between emails that have passed through the service and those that have gone straight to the "real" address. However, this really screws with mailing lists, as you've seen. I try to delete the [despammed] from the subject line in my replies, but I sometimes forget. I think "SV:" is used by some non-English email software in place of "Re:".