[ubuntu-users] subject line

michaelpo@myjaring.net mike_po at streamyx.com
Sun Dec 3 15:33:16 UTC 2006

What is "hijack"?
How does it screw up threading?

I'm using Thunderbird.
There is no rightclick to filter.
I cant find "x-beenthere".

Mario Vukelic wrote:
> First, please don't "hijack" threads by replying to another message and
> changing the subject line to something unrelated. It screws up threading
> for those who use a threaded email reader. It also will reduce the
> number of people who read your message. To start a new thread, simply
> send an email to ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> On Sun, 2006-12-03 at 13:13 +0800, michaelpo at myjaring.net wrote:
>> Hi, is it possible to default [ubuntu-users] in the subject line for
>> all emails in the mailing list? 
> I guess you are trying to filter. Many email readers have default ways
> to filter for the mailing list. E.g., in Evolution simply rightclick a
> list message and choose "Create Rule from Message" -> "Filter on Mailing
> List". If your email client cannot do this, you can filter for the email
> header called "X-BeenThere". For the ubuntu-users list this is set to
> ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com. The header is not mandatory for mailing
> lists, but many (most?) set it, certainly all Ubuntu lists do.

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