basic - continued

Rafiq Hajat ipi.malawi at
Thu Feb 11 19:47:49 UTC 2010

> Yet another thread..
>> And anyone using gmail *please* show Rafiq how to configure his gmail
>> client to respond to the original threads so that he doen't keep
>> spawning a new thread each time he replies to something?
> Rafiq, please use your Gmail account with thunderbird 3. :-D
> I don't understand this...I usually copy the same subject matter so as
> not to start new threads - I'm using Evolution and it works fine for
> Am I missing some esoteric setting here?

Threading is not done by Subject line - it's usually done by  a
References: line in the header of the post. GMail gets this totally
wrong and uses the Subject, which is dire, frankly.

For example,
<1265653043.7275.5.camel at aitch-laptop>      <4B70B9C8.3000507 at>
        <01693fec70c4c48a0171e184b4424f0c.squirrel at>

Each time you start a new mail, even if you copy the Subject line into
that message, you're starting a new thread. Gmail will thread it on
subject, so it looks fine to you but for the rest of us, it's a brand
new thread.

Thus, if we look at the message from you, there is no References: line
in the headers so all real email clients decide it's a new thread as
it refers to nothing else. Ergo, new thread.

Ahhh....I see (said the blind man). So is there a setting that I can
change on gmail/evolution, or do I have to download another (real) email

Rafiq Hajat
Executive Director,
The Institute for Policy Interaction
P. O. Box E14, Post Dot Net ,
Blantyre - Malawi.
Cell: +265 999 968800 

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