[time-nuts] How to start a new topic
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Fri Nov 2 17:06:05 EDT 2012
david.partridge at perdrix.co.uk said:
> Yes, you send a mail with a new subject. Please don't CHANGE the subject of
> a thread or topic, as that doesn't actually start a new topic.
There are two mechanisms for splitting a pile of messages into threads. Some
mail readers sort by the Subject field. Some use the In-Reply-To headers.
Sorting by Subject is generally good enough. Using the In-Reply-To headers
gets much better results when various branches of the thread overlap in time.
It also does the right thing if messages arrive out of order. That is
common if some replies go direct to people in addition to the list.
These are my opinions. I hate spam.
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