Subject Message Threading (was symlink safety)
Author Alan McDonald
> At 10:59 AM 3/10/2005 -0400, you wrote:
> >I see what I hijacked now... I honestly thought I deleted the
> whole body :|
> >
> >Sorry about that.
> Even if you delete the whole body and change the Subject, you are still
> hijacking the thread. This is a real pain for mail interfaces that
> actually use threading.

this is news to me... there is nothing in the source of an email message
which identifies the "thread" other than the subject and the body. All email
headers are replaced on reply by the sender and there are no headers
specific to "threading". That's what I see when I analyse the pure source of
email messages in this group. If not please tell me what header item is
associated with threading.

> For a new subject, create a new message, don't use Reply on
> someone else's
> thread and change stuff.
> ^ heLen