Obviously, we have users that subscribe to a number of the various sub-forums, such as those wanting New Release information (an announcement area) and User Support (a discussion area). In particular, the developers team have just moved from using a YahooGroup to the hidden "Developers" sub-forum and are complaining that it is very difficult to use as it is impossible to distinguish from the message headers to which sub-forum a message has been posted. (Even in the body of the message the only indication of the sub-forum used is found in the footer - and is frequently invisible without scrolling several screens down a message.)
As a result there are topics that ought to be restricted to the developers group that are appearing in the open "User Support" archive.
Please, can you add a feature that will allow either a [subject line tag] to appear in subscribed mail or some other mechanism, such as an appropriate header line, that a mail client can use to identify an individual sub-forum and use to filter messages into an appropriate folder in their mail client.
As developers of a POP3 standards compliant plain text email client we find that Gmail simply doesn't follow Internet standards in its handling of POP3 boxes.
The trouble is they expect everyone to use their web interface and as you realise that doesn't function as a standard mail client. (But I've been through that rant before with Hugo and promised not to do it again! :-) )
I'm none too impressed with many aspects of AOL, but this time I am cheered to know that they may be doing it right! :-)
Anyway, thanks for the further investigations. I await the results with interest.
Volunteer Helper - but recommending that users move off the platform! VIst GregHelp to discuss Nabble Alternatives.
This code appends the app name to the subject of outgoing emails and removes that text from incoming emails. So the forum will always look clean, but emails should have the desired [app-name] prefix. Please test this and let us know if you have questions, comments or concerns.