What is going on: Our premium service, The Inside Track, goes well beyond simple crowdsourcing. Recently, we began rolling out new feeds of information which comes directly from NJ Transit, Metro North and LIRR.
Why is the info not in the subject line? (e.g., why does it say “[NJTT-NEC] New “Travel Alert” from NJ Transit”)
Short answer: Size.
We can’t control the length of these alerts…and they vary widely. To avoid chopping off part of the message, we put the “payload” in the body of the mail. We gave these messages a distinguishable subject (and differentiated them from subject we use for the free service).
- Be sure your time-of-day and day-of-week settings are accurate (to only get messages during your commute) (see how)
- Block these messages entirely by blocking the sender (see how)
- Block some of the messages by filtering by category (see how)
- Use your e-mail program / device to build a filter on your side (some technical skill required)