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From "Unico Hommes" <Un...@hippo.nl>
Subject RE: Mail thread headers (was Re: source resolving in 2.2)
Date Fri, 30 Jan 2004 18:06:03 GMT
 

Sylvain Wallez wrote:
> 
> Geoff Howard wrote:
> 
> > Sylvain Wallez wrote:
> >
> >> Unico Hommes wrote:
> >
> <snip/>
> 
> >>>> BTW, Unico, I don't know what is your mail software, but 
> it doesn't 
> >>>> send the "In-Reply-To" header, which breaks thread views 
> in Mozilla 
> >>>> and makes following discussions highly difficult.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> I use Outlook. I checked the thread view in Thunderbird but it 
> >>> wasn't a problem there. What client are you using? I may 
> rise to the 
> >>> opportunity to finally exorcise The Evil Empire from 
> controlling my 
> >>> inbox ;-)
> >>
> >>
> >> Read carefully: "...which breaks thread views in _Mozilla_..." ;-)
> >>
> >> Are other people experiencing this also?
> >
> >
> > Yes, but I was very interested to hear they may have this solved in 
> > Thunderbird.  I recently happened to look into what headers 
> were being 
> > sent by mozilla and outlook and did think it looked like 
> something a 
> > reader could solve...
> 
> 
> Actually, Unico is not the only one. What I've found is that 
> Mozilla uses the In-Reply-To header whereas Outlook (at least 
> some version) uses "Thread-Topic" and "Thread-Index".
> 
> Outlook's headers seem strange to me, as I don't know how a 
> mailer can rebuild a thread tree with just an indentifier for 
> the thread, but no information about the posts relationships.
> 

Outlook doesn't maintain post relationships. The 'thread view' in
Outlook just consists of a long list of mails of the same thread, then
sorted by date. It is less verbose but - at least if the thread is not
too long - sufficient.

Unico

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