#732: OrdaIN

How to get one’s message across to people who have a rapidly filling email inbox and a reluctance to open messages?

Today’s invention makes a new attempt to introduce some novelty to this endeavour.

Send the person an email entitled ‘Please turn on threading in your email program.’ Then send them a series of sequentially numbered messages, the titles of which form the message you want them to get, -but without their having to open any emails. Irrespective of the receipt order, the email program will place these in the sequence intended by the sender.

Although threading often imposes some kind of indentation on one’s message titles, it might also be possible to ‘draw’ an ASCII-art-like image by creating a roughly-aligned sequence of symbols in titles.

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