[OS X TeX] LaTeX for Windows

Ross Moore ross.moore at mq.edu.au
Thu Feb 10 17:38:26 EST 2011

On 11/02/2011, at 9:00 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> Changing a subject line does NOT create a new thread. If you have Mail sort by threads you'd see that Doug McKenna's and Charlie RosSe's messages are in the same thread. You do NOT start a new thread by pressing Reply to another message and changing the subject line; you must start a new message and send it to the list server.

The reason for this is that threading is based on something in the
email message's header information, which is normally not shown
in your email client --- though there should be a way to see it.

For example, in the message that this is a reply to, 
there is are header lines:
  From: Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com>
  In-Reply-To: <56DB6D56-7A67-4313-9210-CD68D48F84F7 at gmail.com>
  Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 16:00:37 -0600
  Message-ID: <08AF0A5E-9D18-419D-91BD-1E62A79BD4D8 at wideopenwest.com>

and Alain's message before that has:

  In-Reply-To: <BDA847C0-DA8C-42F9-B2B9-31DD0E97A864 at alphabyte.co.nz>
  References: <201102101721.p1AHLOMC007563 at net.indra.com>
	<F96C1635-5C2D-4FC7-AC2E-64D2330B965A at Wispertel.net>
	<92A623A1-FF02-42AC-8ACC-5403CC94E722 at wideopenwest.com>
	<6817F519-0C43-4890-BBAF-205A1A70F576 at gmail.com>
	<BDA847C0-DA8C-42F9-B2B9-31DD0E97A864 at alphabyte.co.nz>
  Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="Apple-Mail-2--908088084"
  Message-ID: <56DB6D56-7A67-4313-9210-CD68D48F84F7 at gmail.com>
  From: Alain Schremmer <schremmer.alain at gmail.com>

The linking is achieved by the common identity string:

  <56DB6D56-7A67-4313-9210-CD68D48F84F7 at gmail.com>

in the ID of one, and the Reply-To of the next.
Thread history is maintained by the other "References",
but it is not mandatory for email clients to always use 
or supply this extra information.

So you can see that "etiquette" is just a simplified way
of stating what is needed to properly maintain the
usefulness of this complicated structure, the details 
of which you probably do not wish to know.

> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

Hope this helps,


Ross Moore                                       ross.moore at mq.edu.au 
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