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Re: [HIJACKED!] What are the best OSS discussion group apps?

Subject: Re: [HIJACKED!] What are the best OSS discussion group apps?
From: Derek Broughton
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 10:34:00 -0400
Wulfy wrote:

> Liam Proven wrote:
>> Gmail is an excellent tool for handling mailing lists; I have been
>> using it for three years for more than 30 different lists which it
>> handles with great aplomb. It is fast, efficient and easy and has
>> reduced the number of emails I download on my main account by
>> something like 1000 messages a day at peak. It works /brilliantly/ for
>> mailing lists and its threading is superb; indeed, it is smart enough
>> to start a new thread when someone starts a new conversation by
>> changing a subject line, which it appears many people's programs can't
>> do.
>>
>>   
> If it is smart enough to start a new thread when the subject is changed,
> why did it leave the message IDs of the previous thread in, which is the
> way most e-mail clients thread?

Uh, it seems to me that it can't be "smart enough to start a new thread" if
it includes In-Reply-To or References headers, as that is, by definition,
part of the old thread.  I think what he really means is that GMail
completely ignores threading, and just groups by subject.  Ugh.

-- 
derek


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