[time-nuts] hijacking threads
mikes at flatsurface.com
Mon Jan 23 08:40:52 EST 2012
On 1/23/2012 4:41 AM, Hal Murray wrote:
> You didn't cleanup the headers. Your message contained:
> References:<CABbxVHtj3B3KBzshESqqZca_Do8fAK2FXNAM4fOeKTtOKFwstQ at mail.gmail.co
That's not really his fault. Thunderbird does it wrong. RFC 1036:
"2.2.5. References - This field lists the Message-ID's of any messages
prompting the submission of this message. It is required for all
follow-up messages, and forbidden when a new subject is raised."
Of course, threading has been messed up from day one. Not all MUAs
support the desired headers, and many get it wrong. Instead of
complaining when threading breaks, people should be thankful when it
works. That's just the nature of the beast.
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