Making things easier for lurkers (was Re: Bug in mailing lists; unfriendly to non-subscribers)

Darr darr at core.com
Wed Jul 7 17:06:57 UTC 2010


On Wednesday, 07 July, 2010 @ 05:43 zulu, Joel Rees scribed:

> Okay, the digest listing does give us the message-ID line from
> the headers, so it shouldn't be too hard to maintain threading
> with a little extra copy/paste.  If your MUA doesn't provide a
> way to set arbitrary headers, though, that won't work after all.

The digest should include all the messages as attachments, and
replying to the opened message should put its message-ID in
the "In-Reply-To:" header so threading works correctly (in
IMAP or in the web-archived version).

I learned that not long ago in this very mailing list, by the way.  :-)



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