broken mail threads

Simon Marlow
Wed, 21 Aug 2002 13:22:26 +0100

[ off-topic ]

> I'm sorry to bring up such petty issues, but this has been nagging me
> for quite a long while now... 
> The Haskell mailing lists have one rather unflattering characteristic:
> their mail threads are almost always broken.
[... snip ...]
> X-Mimeole: Produced By Microsoft Exchange V6.0.6249.0
> (Does have some very non-standard Thread-Topic: and Thread-Index:
> -headers, but no In-Reply-To: or References:)

Exchange removes In-Reply-To: headers from messages (either that or
Outlook doesn't generate them when it talks to an Exchange server).
Fortunately we also have an SMTP server here, and it's possible to coax
Outlook into using that instead of Exchange for sending mail.  Let's see
if this works...