[time-nuts] List Threading Behavior?

Justin Pinnix justin at fuzzythinking.com
Tue Oct 25 21:38:33 UTC 2011

Looking at recent instances of thread-breaking tells a different story:

X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Version
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20110929
 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:
Gecko/20110830 Thunderbird/3.1.13

While these mailers are all running on Microsoft OSes, none of them are
actual Microsoft products.

On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 3:00 PM, Doug Calvert
<dfc-list at douglasfcalvert.net>wrote:

> On 10/25/2011 05:10 AM, Attila Kinali wrote:
>> On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 01:29:07 -0400
>> Doug Calvert<dfc-list@**douglasfcalvert.net<dfc-list at douglasfcalvert.net>>
>>  wrote:
>>    Am I the only one whose email client has trouble putting threads
>>> together for this list? All of my other lists appear to be working
>>> correctly. Am I missing something?
>> This is not an issue of the mailinglist itself, but of mail clients
>> that do not conform to the RFC's. Especially webclients and MS stuff
>> are known to miss the "In-Reply-To" and "References" header fields
>> which are needed to get threading working correctly.
>> Ie if someone with an incorrectly working mailclient replies to a
>> mail you will get a "split" thread, because the In-Reply-To field is
>> missing.
>>                        Attila Kinali
>>  Thanks that makes sense. Most of the other mailing lists I am on are
> mainly populated by n*x users.
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