starting kde in cygwin 1.7

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at
Fri Jun 18 10:55:32 BST 2010

Refr Bruhl posted on Thu, 17 Jun 2010 19:46:00 -0700 as excerpted:

> very simple...
> Its starting a new thread.

/Now/ you start a new thread...

> if the subject is changed and the content is deleted then why would it
> be hijacking a thread?

Because the subject and content (save for a couple normally not shown in 
most clients headers) are irrelevant to whether it's threaded or not, in a 
properly threaded client.  What determines threading is, as I said, a 
couple of headers, specifically, the in-reply-to header which your client 
adds when it's a reply via mail, and the references header, which is a 
list of parent posts, up to the original post of the thread.

> That is an issue for the list mods as its something in the listserv
> software.

It's not the list-serv software, it's your client that inserts the header 
when you hit reply.  The whole idea is to allow the subject header to 
change, without interrupting the threading.

> What I did is no differnt than opening up a new e-mail and entering the
> information.

Yes, it is, because your client included the in-reply-to header.

> The other email you alluided to is enclosed. I simply went to my sent
> folder and clicked forward. 

You clicked forward, and it forwarded inline, only the message content of 
the original messages, not the headers, which does no good, since it's the 
headers that count.

The technical information can be found in the wikipedia article on email, 
particularly in the message header fields section, and in the RFCs, the 
documents which define the standards by which the Internet works.  See RFCs 
5322 (Internet Message Format, status: Standards track, to supersede 2822, 
Date: Oct, 2008), 2822 (Internet Message Format, Status: Proposed 
Standard, to be superseded by 5322 and superseding 0822, Date: Apr, 2001), 
and 0822 (Standard for the Format of ARPA Internet Text Messages, Status: 
Standard, being superseded by 2822 and 5322, Date: Aug, 1982), and the 
current status listing, STD1 Internet Official Protocol Standards listing 
document (currently RFC 5000, which superseded RFC3700, which 
superseded..., current date, May, 2008)

For your convenience (the document itself, and the specific section, both 
(Just do a text-search for the RFC you're looking for.)

And here's someone else's explanation of why not to start a new topic with 
a reply, in the context of a mail thread such as this one:

FWIW, those were all found within a few minutes of googling, something you 
could have done as well as I, tho it did take  somewhat longer to put all 
the information together in this post.

> So the question is how or why do you think I am hijacking your e0-mail
> threads? What evidence do you have for that?
> If you have valid evidence of that then the list mods need to know so
> they can fix the software. Otherwise the drama needs to end.

The software, including yours, is going by the RFCs, the Internet 
definitional specifications, by providing those headers.  Whether it uses 
them for threading itself is of course up to the one who programmed that 
software, but it's providing them, as it's supposed to.  All you have to 
do is take a look at your headers.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman

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