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Subject: Re: Listserv vs News
From: Ian Dickinson <vato @ csv . warwick . ac . uk>
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1992 10:08:41 GMT
To: List-Managers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: List-Managers-Digest-Owner @ greatcircle . com "List Managers Digest V1 #29" (Dec 2, 1:10am)

Raphael Manfredi <ram @
 eiffel .
 com> wrote:
} 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.

\/ato - Ian Dickinson - NIC handle: ID17                   No-one is to molest
vato @
 csv .
 warwick .
 ac .
 uk  ...!mcsun!uknet!warwick!vato           the wombat when
/I=I/S=Dickinson/OU=CSV/O=Warwick/PRMD=UK.AC/ADMD= /C=GB/            anyone is
@c=GB @
 o=University of Warwick @
 ou=Computing Services @
 cn=Ian Dickinson  watching.

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