Thread Stealing [was Installing MP3 for Amarok? How?]

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Sat Jan 12 12:00:38 UTC 2008

>> [stuff snipped about how threading headers work]
>> If your message is *not* a reply to someone else's, then do NOT use
>> the reply feature of your mail client.  Create a "new" message.

Dan Thurman:
> Hmm.  I wonder if what is happening is that

Yes.  I can see from your headers that your client is inserting the
in-reply-to and references headers.  So your client is doing threading
properly, it's user error.

To me, it's just common sense that I don't press the reply button if I'm
not replying to someone.  Just as I don't play with the print button if
I want a "disc file" copy of a message.  I use programs in the way that
they're obviously designed to work (e.g what the features are named for,
and the manuals describe), not what just seems to do something that I'm
trying to do.  Manual reading and a bit of careful experimenting usually
explains why.

[tim at bigblack ~]$ uname -ipr i686 i386

Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored.
I read messages from the public lists.

If I wanted a hard time I would have used Windows...

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