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

Bryan J. Smith thebs413 at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 22 04:09:22 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-11-21 at 23:01 -0500, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
> It works brilliantly when your mail (SMTP) or news (NNTP) reader tracks
> via 30+ year old Message-ID.  That way you can thread dozens or even
> hundreds of follow-ups, even if the topic changes, while still allowing
> others to not have to read through dozens before getting to it.

Take the "Putting nat routing into place permanently thread" for example
(just a few posts in):  

Look at all the changes in the discussion.  By threading by Message-ID,
the subject can be appended (or even pre-pended with the RE/WAS combo)
and let browsers find the relevant section rather quickly.

And this was a _short_ thread.  Imagine a much longer one!  ;->

> I receive more thanks from people who find my stuff buried in Google
> searches than I receive complaints from GMail users, so I continue to
> use the O'Reilly Guidelines.

BTW, I don't say that because of my ego or some @$$-covering move.
Remember, it's much easier for me just to hit "reply" and not care.  I
literally get thanx for giving hints in a threaded archive for saving
people a lot of time when they find discussions with me in a Google

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