Sig Delimiters (was: Re: [linux-elitists] Boies Faces Ethics Charges)

Seth David Schoen
Fri Aug 1 14:07:05 PDT 2003

Nick Moffitt writes:

> It's got some great stuff in there:
> > NOTE: Just as the (Latin-derived) prefix "Re:" that is commonly used
> > to indicate human-generated responses is sometimes translated to
> > other languages by mail readers, or otherwise interpreted by mail
> > readers as indication that the message is a reply, so the (Greek)
> > prefix "Auto:" may also be translated or used as a generic
> > indication that the message is an automatic response.  However the
> > "Auto:" indication is intended only as an aid to humans in
> > processing the message.  The validity of "Auto:" SHOULD NOT be
> > assumed by mail processing software.
> Hooray for etymological notes in RFCs!

I think only Karsten Self SHOULD be allowed to use "Auto:".

Seth David Schoen <> | Very frankly, I am opposed to people   | being programmed by others.     |     -- Fred Rogers (1928-2003),
                                       |        464 U.S. 417, 445 (1984)

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