[time-nuts] How to start a new topic

Hal Murray 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.

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