[Discussion] mailing list alternative


(Daniel Duan) #1

Here’s my attempt to chime in an existing thread from a newly subscribed email address.

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This may help

http://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/23197/reply-to-mailman-archived-message


(Daniel Duan) #2

It seems that Mail.app (and I suspect most “desktop class” clients) can display arbitrary headers. This includes the key “Message-Id” and “In-Reply-To”. So as long as an email client supports adding “In-Reply-To” (not to be confused with “Reply-To”) during composition of an new email, one can use it to retroactively participate a mailman-hosted thread. (the value to use can be found in the mailto: address from the web archive. Too bad Mail.app does’t support this. The internet claims Thunderbird can do this: http://www.pixelbeat.org/docs/thunderbird-threading.html

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On Feb 6, 2017, at 6:01 PM, Erica Sadun <erica@ericasadun.com> wrote:

And then I thought to myself "Maybe if I reply to daniel+test, you won't see this". Resending to your normal addy.

On Feb 6, 2017, at 7:00 PM, Erica Sadun <erica@ericasadun.com <mailto:erica@ericasadun.com>> wrote:

Replying off-list. Worked fine. Appeared right in-thread.

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On Feb 6, 2017, at 6:57 PM, Daniel Duan <daniel+test@duan.org <mailto:daniel+test@duan.org>> wrote:

Here’s my attempt to chime in an existing thread from a newly subscribed email address.

> This may help
>
> http://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/23197/reply-to-mailman-archived-message