[buug] mail threading [Was: Iceweasel / Firefox]
rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Oct 2 02:01:50 PDT 2009
Quoting Zeke Krahlin (pewterbot9 at gmail.com):
> I only post with enough quote for reference to a particular
Um, Ian was talking about _threading_, not quoting.
> ...that, plus the original subject title preceded with "Re:"
> should suffice.
No, that is dead wrong. Please see the RFC to which Ian referred, for
the technical details. Ian's correct: Whatever you're using has been
breaking threading, resulting in various of your postings creating a new
(apparent) tree that should, on standards-compliant MUAs, have remained
within its original thread.
As Ian already said, a thread is not just a bunch of postings with the
same Subject header. For example, my MUA, mutt, is inserting this
header in my reply to you:
In-Reply-To: <a86954420910020149g43b94332k3b4f85081d8f91ae at mail.gmail.com>
Inclusion of that header makes it easy for receiving MUAs to correctly
place this posting following the one with the referenced Message-ID,
i.e., your post.
Your software has been screwing that up. FYI. (I was certainly not
going to mention it, but figured I'd help clarify Ian's point, since
you didn't follow it.)
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