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Re: Replying to a mailing list thread

On Sat, 2 Feb 2008, Hans-Peter Nilsson wrote:

> On Sat, 2 Feb 2008, Rodrigo Dominguez wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > This sounds like a trivial question but I wasn't able to find any
> > information on the Mailing List webpage:
> >
> > How do you reply to a thread in the mailing lists?
> (s/mailing lists/mailing list archives on
> Sheesh, don't people look up how things work these days? :)
> Totally untested:
> Look for the "Other format: raw text" link.  Download the
> message.  Extract the "Message-id:" header.  Insert it with the
> reply in your mailer (which needs to support inserting arbitrary
> headers) but rename the header to "In-reply-to:" and of course
> change back the spam-detergent-munged "dot"s and "at"s.
> brgds, H-P

I've done something similar and it works fine.  I download the "raw"
message and put it in a file and fix all the "dot" and "at" stuff.  Not
all mailers support inserting arbitrary headers.  So where I differ from
your method is that I then have my mailer read this file as my mbox, e.g.
"pine -f ~/foo".  It'll contain this one message which you read and then
reply to.  All the mail thread stuff then "just works".

Kaveh R. Ghazi

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