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Re: HiJacking Threads Was: hostapd for Fedora 10

On Wed, 2009-01-07 at 12:16 +0000, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> Can you give a specific example where the MUA uses the References
> header to display messages (i.e. derives some information from it that
> is not present in the In-Reply-To header, other than simply copying it
> to further replies)?

You can test for that yourself with any collection of messages belonging
to a thread, remove the messages linked directly together by the
in-reply-to headers.  (Copy a thread to a test folder, remove the every
second generation of messages.)

If the mailer manages to keep the related messages grouped together as a
related thread, even without messages being linked as replies to another
message, then it's using the reference headers.

[tim localhost ~]$ uname -r

Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored.  I
read messages from the public lists.

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