# [CentOS] [OT] Message-ID Threading w/Subject Append Example -- WAS: pine rpm for centos 4

Joshua Baker-LePain jlb17 at duke.edu
Tue Nov 22 16:29:00 UTC 2005

\begin{sotto voce}
I can't believe I'm jumping into a thread like this.
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On Tue, 22 Nov 2005 at 10:23am, Les Mikesell wrote

> On Tue, 2005-11-22 at 09:52, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
>>> Not all mail/news readers track exclusevly via Message-ID,
>>
>> So in other words, they decide to snub decades of Internet
>> standards.
>
> They are realistic about people's use of email.  They hit
> to the content of the previous message, and they change
> the subject line when it isn't relevant and they are changing

Ah, so we ignore established standards based on users' stupidity.  Good
idea.

> the topic.  Please resume this argument when you have taught
> the rest of the world the value of the headers they can't

Threading that *works* is the value that users would notice.

> see and some way to get the address list from a message
> without making an irrelevant In-Repy-To:.

Yeah, because address books are *so* hard to use.

I'm sorry, but making decisions based on Stupid User Tricks is about the
worst policy I can imagine.  That way lies madness.

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Joshua Baker-LePain
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University