[time-nuts] hijacking threads

Mike S 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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