[xubuntu-users] please name included messages - solved

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Tue Dec 6 10:53:53 UTC 2016

Ok, we can see that all messages of the MIME digest are named
"ForwardedMessage.eml", but it doesn't matter, since a good MUA does
display the messages, with the subject line. Actually I see your mail
using claws-mail 3.14.1.r19.ge7206c0 and evolution 3.22.2.

Claws doesn't show "filename="ForwardedMessage.eml"" at all, just
Evolution does. However, Evolution as well as Claws do show the
subject and date etc. of the attached emails, so it doesn't matter what
the filename is.


>When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
>than "Re: Contents of xubuntu-users digest..."

When using MIME digest, the above sentence is nonsense. This is just
important, when using plain text digest. When using MIME digest, then
don't reply to the digest, reply to a message inside the digest, then
the subject as well as the thread of the original message are
automatically kept.


IOW the claim

 "[snip] Replying to digest emails breaks the threading [1]
 [snip]" - http://community.ubuntu.com/contribute/support/mailinglists/

is wrong when talking about MIME digest. It's only true for plain text

I don't know if mailman always names the files "ForwardedMessage.eml".
Why would it be helpful for you, if "every message is not named
"ForwardedMessage.eml" but with an individual name"?

Is there an issue with Thunderbird?


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