Raphael Manfredi <ram @
} Subject: Re: Listserv vs News
> It is much more difficult to follow a conversation via a mailing list, as
> opposed to news. I don't know of any user agent which let you organize threads
> based on the 'In-Reply-To' headers the way a newsreader threads articles via
> the Reference line.
There are some.
I'm starting to use an MUA called 'af' (in beta at the moment) which generates
References: headers (which is really useful when used in conjunction with a
newsreader). It can thread a mailbox based on References: headers and
In-Reply-To: headers (and indeed quoted text if a Message-ID is found in the
"right" context). I know that References is an RFC1036 header,
but it shouldn't cause any problems that I know of.
I also believe that VM (a GNU emacs MUA) will do something along these lines.
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