[kdepim-users] Thread & Replyto conflicts

Art Alexion art.alexion at gmail.com
Sat Sep 27 15:30:23 BST 2008


Such an option would be a waste of your time because people who use  
reply as an addressing tool wouldn't understand the option anyway.

Using an address book is not rocket science.

I normally support software that is forgiving of deviation from  
standards so as to allow readers to see the non-standard post or web  
page, but I don't support software that enables users to create non- 
standards compliant stuff.


Art Alexion
Sent unsigned from an iPod. That's the reason for the top posting as  

On Sep 26, 2008, at 2:51 PM, Ingo Klöcker <kloecker at kde.org> wrote:

> On Friday 26 September 2008, (``-_-´´) -- Fernando wrote:
>> Olá David e a todos.
>> On Friday 26 September 2008 13:56:18 David Southwell wrote:
>>> Yep but surely I should be able to select thread based upon subject
>>> header rather than other headers?
> Sorry, but KMail adheres to a widely accepted standard and this is not
> going to change just because some people have problems with sending
> messages to groups of people. FWIW, in Thunderbird this can easily be
> done by using "Open As New" (or similar) instead of "Reply To All". In
> KMail it's unfortunately not that easy.
> What I would agree to is to add an (optional) message box ["Should  
> this
> message be sent as new message?"] being shown on sending a message if
> the user used reply but changed the Subject so that it does not  
> contain
> the reply prefix "Re:" (or the change-of- subject-but-still-same- 
> thread
> indicator "was:") anymore.
>> Your email client might be able to group emails based on Subject
>> (Kmail as an option for that, and GMail does that too) but it doesnt
>> need to be. Headers are the only "secure" way of doing it.
>> Can you image all those "Re: " or "Hi" emails one get, being grouped
>> as the same?
> Exactly. Thunderbird (at least the version I use at work on Windows
> *sigh*) groups messages always by the Subject header and it's a real
> PITA. It does even put messages whose Subject clearly indicates that
> the message is not a reply (because the Subject lacks a Re:, AW: or
> whatever: prefix) in the same thread. This behavior makes message
> grouping in Thunderbird almost unusable.
> Regards,
> Ingo
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