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

Cynthia Kiser cnk at
Fri Mar 17 08:21:21 EST 2006

Quoting Gebhard Dettmar <gebhard.dettmar at>:
> > 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. 

But you were right about gmail. As far as I can see from it's
behavior, gmail's "threads" are just pages displaying all messages
with the same subject line. 

Cynthia N. Kiser
cnk at

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