Why don't you respect the mail threads?!

Grant Taylor cctalk at gtaylor.tnetconsulting.net
Wed Feb 21 10:45:35 CST 2018

On 02/21/2018 05:26 AM, Philipp Hachtmann via cctalk wrote:
> I have to say that I hate this email thread abuse so much...!


> Is it so difficult to leave the thread about PICTURES (fill in whatever 
> topic it was about) intact?

I suspect it's either people that don't know they are breaking threading 
or MUAs that behave badly.

I'm on a list where it seems as if a frequent contributer uses an MUA 
that does not send In-Reply-To or References headers at all.  It doesn't 
even send a User-Agent header.  *sigh*

> And on the other hand there are those people who seem to be unable to 
> create a prober reply to the list and therefore make threads appear 
> scattered and broken into many many pieces...

I've taken to leveraging Mutt's ability to "link-threads" (&) and 
"break-thread" (#) to ""fix things and make the thread appear like I 
want in Thunderbird.

> And yes, I know that I sent this message as a reply to another message.

I think your reply is in direct response to the message that it is 
replying to.  So … I think you're on the lighter side of gray here.  :-)

Grant. . . .
unix || die

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