list etiquette

Dr. Hawkins dochawk at
Tue Sep 29 10:58:11 EDT 2015

On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 3:13 AM, Kay C Lan <lan.kc.macmail at> wrote:

>  What are you using to view the List? I use Gmail and I have no such
> problem, every single post in the PencilCase thread has exactly the same
> subject so Gmail can automatically rethread based on Subject. Maybe there
> is a Preference within your email client to sort by Subject?

This is a bug in gmail that goes back to day 1.

Gmail took it upon itself to ignore the established standards and RFCs, and
only threads by topic, not actual thread.   Properly done, the email header
contains the id of the parent, and *that* is supposed to be used for

We had threading *long* before gmail, AOL, yahoo and the like reared their
wretched heads

Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq.
(702) 508-8462

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