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- Subject: How to avoid hijacking a thread
- From: Dirk Laurie <dpl@...>
- Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 09:45:27 +0200
On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 10:42:22PM +0200, Daniel Silverstone wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 02:52:39PM -0400, Dave Collins wrote:
> > > Could you please refrain from hijacking existing threads? You do that for
> > > the 3-rd time already.
> > Apologies, but how did I do that??? I sent an email to
> > email@example.com, with a descriptive subject, exactly like I'm supposed
> > to. I see nothing in my email that has anything to do with another thread.
> Did you start your email by pressing reply and then clearing out the stuff
> from the old thread? If so, then it's got hidden markers in the mail which
> indicate it to be part of another thread on the list; regardless that you
> cleaned the window out.
> You should *never* start a new thread in this manner.
For this mail, I started in this manner, but then used my mail client's
`Edit headers` function to remove the line starting `In-Reply-To`.
Let's hope it worked.