Is there any possible way to avoid these long "Re: AW:"(and so on) in the subject field of Mail? I know that Thunderbird can replace e.g. AW: (that is the German version coming from Outlook) or SV: (Danish) with the proper Re:. Up to now, I could not find anything similar for Apple Mail.

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    Those German abbreviations are annoying... Commented May 29, 2012 at 19:15
  • Its not just German. There is Danish and probably many others.
    – mistapink
    Commented May 29, 2012 at 19:18
  • @AndrewJ.Brehm you may see my own answer. Hope it helps you.
    – mistapink
    Commented May 30, 2012 at 22:25

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I wrote a plugin for mail.app which does exactly that. You can find it at:github feel free to use it.

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