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From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 19, 2006, 15:16
On 7/19/06, Sai Emrys <sai@...> wrote:
> On the FAQ - - it's mentioned that > the OT: tag messes up some software. > > Could anyone provide details?
I wonder whether this might be Microsoft software? For some reason, they "localise" tags; for example, German Outlook produces "AW:" for a reply (from "Antwort", presumably from a misguided notion that "RE:" -- or, as it's more commonly spelled in non-MS email, "Re:" -- is from "Reply", rather than the ablative of Latin "res") and "WG:" for a forwarded message (from "weitergeleitet"). I imagine that any given localisation doesn't know all the tags that all localisations can produce, and so simply interprets any two-letter tag followed by a colon as a localised "RE:", replacing it. So if someone sent something with "OT:" to me at work and I replied, the reply would carry "RE:" *in place of* "OT:" rather than in addition to it. So the tag doesn't survive any replies from Billware. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>