OT: Backup failure

silver.bullet at zoho.com silver.bullet at zoho.com
Sun Sep 27 08:38:02 UTC 2015


On Sun, 27 Sep 2015 07:31:42 +0100, Colin Law wrote:
>On 27 September 2015 at 07:17, Grizzly <Real_Grizz_Adams at yahoo.co.uk>
>wrote:
>> 27 September 2015  at 4:35, silver.bullet at zoho.com wrote:
>> OT: Backup failure (at least in part)
>>
>>>On Sat, 26 Sep 2015 21:48:05 +0100, Colin Law wrote:
>>>>By the way, why are you starting a new thread at every reply?
>>>
>>>A lot of people consider the "subject" as being the "thread". It's
>>>advisable to explain that emails include data, the "header". Usually
>>>most of the header is hidden by email programs. "Message-ID",
>>>"References" and "In-Reply-To" provide the thread related header
>>>data. Some people use the "thread" to sort emails. Usually email
>>>programs allow to fall back to sort by subject, if threads are
>>>broken, but this doesn't always work as wanted.
>>
>> And (as I was told) if they take list as Digest replying to that
>> breaks the thread(ing)
>
>True.  I believe it is generally considered bad form to reply to the
>digest.  If one wants to participate in conversations one should not
>use the digest.
>
>Also I see that in the case of the original mail this forked from that
>the OP used three different subject lines.

"Replying to digest emails breaks the threading" -
http://community.ubuntu.com/contribute/support/mailinglists/

It's a mistake, since it's solvable by using MIME Digest
http://www.list.org/mailman-member/node28.html ;). That mailman mailing
lists default to not using MIME digest is very bad. The Debian mailing
user mailing list doesn't give the subscribers a choice, it only sends
MIMI digest.




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