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RE: trying to reply to specific message

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Koskie, Sarah
> Sent: 21 September 2004 18:13

> Thanks.  I tried the second method and it didn't work.  I requested a
> message and it was sent to me as an attachment.  The address
> automatically inserted was for the original sender not the 
> mailing list
> so I changed that to the mailing list, but, of course, my 
> reply did not
> get posted as a follow on to the message.  

  That's nothing to do with changing the To: address.  Any post that is a
reply should carry a References: header that identifies the msg-id of the
post to which it is a reply.  For instance, I hit "reply" when writing this,
and it came up only with your name in the To: field; I manually edited it to
the cygwin list address, now let's see if it gets threaded properly...

> I guess this is why most of the postings aren't properly linked.

  The reason that _your_ posts aren't properly linked is because your mail
software is faulty and it doesn't add a References: header.  Here's the
headers from that previous post of yours:  note the absence of said

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Subject: trying to reply to specific message
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 12:13:00 -0500
From: "Koskie, Sarah" <skoskieSPLATiupuiBOINGedu>
To: <cygwinSPLATcygwinBOINGcom>
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  Hmm.  Looking at the empty X-MS-* headers, I wonder if your .edu has some
kind of content-filtering gateway that is rewriting and mangling your

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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