[CentOS-docs] Hijacking threads

Fri Apr 17 15:34:13 UTC 2009
Ed Heron <Ed at Heron-ent.com>

From: "Phil Schaffner" <P.R.Schaffner at IEEE.org>
> Ed,
> I'm sure your contribution would be much appreciated, but please do not
> hijack threads by doing a Reply and changing the subject.  Your post
> shows up embedded in the thread due to mail headers that preserve the
> context and messes up threaded mail readers that many people use.
> Please start with a new message, not a Reply.
> Regards,
> Phil

I'd seen references to hijacking a thread but hadn't realized what that 
meant.  I've looked at my sent mail headers and found a References: header 
item.  Hadn't seen that before.  Is that what the list uses to tie threads 
together?  I was naively thinking it was the subject that made it part of 
the thread, but always thought that was a flimsy method.  D'oh!

I shall not do that again.  My sincere apologies.