At the moment is a synonym of . This makes the to-go tag for both email in general, and the mail(1) command. I propose to use for the mail command (it's useful to have a tag because a free-form search will have relevant hits drowned in the mass of posts that deal with email). It's not very discoverable, unfortunately, so it would help if there wasn't a tag. At least, the main tag should be .

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I revoked the synonym and changed all the instances to be instead, so should die out automatically. At some point somebody should probably go through to find any that should actually be ; I imagine it's not very many

  • Since then we're reacquired a mail tag. I've gone and retagged a couple of questions to mail-command, the rest should be tagged email. Please make mail a synonym of email — there aren't many questions about mail, and if people don't read the tag wiki we'll retag as often. Commented Jan 1, 2013 at 22:51
  • @Gilles Done (and merged) Commented Jan 1, 2013 at 22:58

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