[time-nuts] List Threading Behavior?

jim s jws at jwsss.com
Wed Oct 26 19:24:31 EDT 2011


If one is using thunderbird as below, it is just as easy to right click 
the time nuts address element at the top of the message and reply do a 
"compose message"

If using web based email, the reply-to and change the subject is 
probably the easiest since there is no way to do the above action.  It 
is interesting that the examples below are from thunderbird.
Jim

On 10/26/2011 10:53 AM, Ziggy wrote:
> The other way that threads get broken is by thread 'hijacking'. If I 
> were to hit reply to any message on this thread, change the subject 
> and delete the body, I could write a 'new' message. Threaded clients 
> would see that new message as part of the existing thread, but others 
> would simply see a new message with a new subject. It's  bad form to 
> use 'reply' and change the subject. If you're going to change the 
> subject, start with a new and blank message.
>
> Ziggy
>
> On 10/25/2011 05:38 PM, Justin Pinnix wrote:
>> Looking at recent instances of thread-breaking tells a different story:
>>
>> X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Version 7.1.0.9
>> User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20110929
>> Thunderbird/7.0.1
>>   User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; 
>> rv:1.9.2.21)
>> Gecko/20110830 Thunderbird/3.1.13
>>
>> While these mailers are all running on Microsoft OSes, none of them are
>> actual Microsoft products.
>>
>
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