[nSLUG] Please do not use Reply for new topics

odoepner odoepner at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 13:37:22 ADT 2009


Another thing I forgot:

RFC 2822 allows actual tree structures because each email has a header that
identifies its unique "parent" message. This puts the message into its
proper place in the thread tree (even when people have their clock
mis-configured). 

Using subject line magic you can only lump a whole bunch of emails into a
"subject" bucket (and then maybe sort chronologically, hoping that all
clocks involved were ok). You don't know which specific message another
message replied to.


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