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

Nick Moffitt
Tue Jul 29 22:02:05 PDT 2003

begin  Patrik Wallstrom  quotation:
> However, IETF just issued the following draft:
> "Recommendations for Automatic Responses to Electronic Mail"

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!


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