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Brian Weed wrote:
> The email message format knows if it is a reply or not?  Very interesting.

Indeed.  This is what makes possible.

> 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
> the subject.

Lesser clients do this, because it's a lot easier. However, it destroys threading information if the subject line is changed, which isn't what you might want. (For example, I have changed the subject of this posting so it actually reflects what's being discussed.)

(I use Thunderbird, btw.)

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