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- Subject: Re: New Topic
- From: Eric Scouten <scouten@...>
- Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 10:48:52 -0700
[Yes, I know we're getting seriously off topic here, but I see this
issue come up on many different e-mail forums. I think it's worth taking
a moment to address it. -Eric]
Brian Weed wrote:
Yes. Look at your original "New Topic" e-mail and do whatever it takes
in your client to show all of the e-mail headers. (Most clients hide
most of the headers to preserve your sanity; otherwise, you wouldn't see
any of the text of the message without scrolling.) Unbeknownst to you,
your client included the header line "In-reply-to:
<40E16677.email@example.com>", which identified your message as a
response to Jose's message on configuration files.
The email message format knows if it is a reply or not? Very interesting.
I don't know what client others are using. I am using Mozilla
Thunderbird (http://www.mozilla.org/projects/thunderbird/). I've
attached a small screenshot of what it does with the threading
information we've been discussing. It's quite nice (usually).
I assumed that the only indication that it is a reply is when "RE:" is
prepended to the subject line by the client.
My client also does not regard my "New Topic" email as part of the same
thread as the original from which I replied, since it must follow threads by
What clients are you guys using?