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Re: Threads on this mailing list

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-06-10 14:07:49 CEST

On 6/9/06, Andreas Pakulat <apaku@gmx.de> wrote:
> On 09.06.06 07:53:14, Kenneth Porter wrote:
> > --On Friday, June 09, 2006 3:37 PM +0200 Urs Thuermann <urs@isnogud.escape.de>
> > wrote:
> >
> > >The threads in this mailing list are shown badly cluttered in my mail
> > >reader (worse than mosts mailing lists I am subscribed to). I think
> > >this is caused by the following:
> >
> > Threading in mailing lists is implemented using the Message-ID header and
> > References header. The References header refers to the Message-ID headers of
> > prior messages. IMAP servers use this to tell clients about threads. The
> > Subject line is only used (by some clients) as a workaround to systems that
> > break the References chain.
> The In-Reply-To Header is also needed for proper threading. Without it
> you'd have all messaged belonging to a thread withing the same tree, but
> not in the right order, because the messages without In-Reply-To are put
> under the OP.

Not if the References: header is used correctly... (In-Reply-To is
actually less reliable than References, because many readers don't
conform to the suggested format.)



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