threads (was: Re: [Techtalk] really basic debian question)

Gebhard Dettmar gebhard.dettmar at
Thu Mar 16 21:10:56 EST 2006

On Thursday 16 March 2006 06:04, Devdas Bhagat wrote:
> On 15/03/06 22:54 +0100, Gebhard Dettmar wrote:
> <snip>
> > Threading means that your mail-client lists every posting according to
> > its subject. To give you an idea how it looks like in a common
> > graphical mail-client I put this screenshot here:
> >
> > Once you used it, you'll love it :-)
> That is what Outlook and gmail do (possibly Thunderbird). Mutt uses the
> References and In-Reply-To headers for threading.
Oops, sorry, absolutely true. Even TB uses AFAIK the latter - any 
mail-client capable of threading uses In-Reply-headers/References. Outlook 
sets References correctly but is not capable of threading.
What I wrote makes absolutely no sense - the subject is different but 
since the references do the sorting, not the subject, the posting is filed 
in the thread the refences point to.
Regards Gebhard
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"--a strange complaint to come 
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		-- Mark Twain, "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar"

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