[ut2004] [OT] Please do NOT start new subjects with a Reply!

Ian Hastie ianh at iahastie.clara.net
Sun Nov 28 14:01:48 EST 2004

On Saturday 27 November 2004 19:45, Thomas Otto wrote:
> Hi,
> Seeing how e.g. the thread "Patch 3339 Out" became somewhat overlong and
> parted into several subthreads, some totally unrelated to the parent, I
> just wanted to remind you that when you want to start a new subject you
> shouldn't just hit "Reply" to a randomly selected message and change the
> topic since the 'In-Reply-To:' and 'References:' headers will remain and
> the "new" message will show up as a reply to this orignally selected one
> in the threaded view (usually used for mailinglists) which decent
> emailreaders support.

Mutt's break-thread function is quite handy for dealing with this kind of 
thing.  I don't know if any other mail programmes have a similar function, 
but it would be useful.  I agree it would be better if it weren't needed 



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