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Re: Message threading

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2005-07-26 19:14:27 CEST

David James wrote:
>
> People often reply to unrelated messages, just so that they don't have
> to type the email of the person who typed the message. They change the
> subject line, and they assume that this will change the thread of the
> message.

Yes, people do that. They don't do it because they are stupid, they do it
because the mail clients (including Mozilla which is what I use) have bad user
interfaces that do not indicate that the message currently being composed after
hitting "Reply" has a special relationship to another message. The message
composition user interface looks identical to how it looks if you start a
completely new message.

The real solution is to fix the user interfaces of the various mail clients.

- Julian

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