[OS X TeX] Please do not use Reply-To unless it's really a reply
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Thu Nov 18 11:15:43 EST 2004
Am 18.11.2004 um 16:55 schrieb Bruno Voisin:
> Please, when posting to this list, do not use your mailer's Reply-To
> button unless you're really posting a reply to a previous message.
> Otherwise, this messes up the way OS X Mail organizes messages in
Thanks for pointing this out!
> This is a limitation of OS X Mail, obviously (I've not tested the same
> in Thunderbird or Mozilla Mail yet), but for the moment we have to
> live with it.
No, it is not a limitation -- Mail simply uses the only possible way
threading can be done with emails: It is the purpose of the
In-reply-to: header to provide information on how threads are
If Mail only used the Subject: to find out which messages belong to one
thread, there were other problems: Quite often the subject is changed
willingly or unwillingly, and Mail would end up with messages belonging
together separated into many threads.
(Perhaps such a mechanism would work in this list with almost anybody
using Mac clients which seem to behave very standards-conform, but
experiences from other lists with many Windows users show that
oragnizing threads by subject does not have any chance to work here...)
A real limitation of Mail.app is that it cannot draw a tree of
messages, i.e. it cannot show which messages are direct replies to
others. But I am hoping for Tiger here...
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