[swift-evolution] [Discussion] mailing list alternative
daniel at duan.org
Tue Feb 7 13:10:19 CST 2017
Turns out it’s possible to retroactively participate a thread that one hasn’t subscribed to. An example of it happening is here: https://lists.swift.org/pipermail/swift-evolution/Week-of-Mon-20170206/031544.html <https://lists.swift.org/pipermail/swift-evolution/Week-of-Mon-20170206/031544.html>
I wrote about steps to do it: http://dduan.net/2017/02/07/replying-to-old-mailing-list-threads/ <http://dduan.net/2017/02/07/replying-to-old-mailing-list-threads/>
I don’t think this fact and method adds to the strength to email-as-a-tool-for-discussion. But it does address a shortcoming that bothered me a lot previously.
> On Feb 6, 2017, at 7:18 PM, Daniel Duan <daniel at duan.org> wrote:
> My experiment results shows that email clients does more work to group email threads than mailman. I’m going to write a blog post about how to participate retroactively to mailing list discussions. Will keep you updated :)
>> On Feb 6, 2017, at 7:15 PM, Erica Sadun <erica at ericasadun.com> wrote:
>> Ah, noted.
>> However both worked in my inbox
>> -- E
>>> On Feb 6, 2017, at 8:04 PM, Daniel Duan <daniel at duan.org> wrote:
>>> I only consider this one “worked” since mailman actually associated it under the original thread on lists.swift.org. It seems the “In-Reply-To” header is all the magic required!
>>>> On Feb 6, 2017, at 6:47 PM, Daniel Duan <daniel+test at duan.org> wrote:
>>>> Terribly sorry for spamming. This will be the last one.
>>>> I've added the `In-Reply-To` header to thunderbird and included the correct (hopefully!) value from a previous, on-thread message. This email address was not subscribed to the thread.
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