[Haskell-cafe] RE: [Haskell] mailing list headaches

Simon Marlow simonmar at microsoft.com
Tue Sep 13 09:23:39 EDT 2005

On 08 September 2005 17:53, Glynn Clements wrote:

> Frederik Eaton wrote:
>> However, threading by "References", which RFC 2822 says
>> SHOULD be possible, and which works on my other folders, doesn't work
>> well on Haskell mailing lists. Presumably the issue is that there are
>> a large number of Windows users with strange mail clients which don't
>> insert "References" headers.
> It isn't so much that there are a large number of such users, but that
> two of the core developers are among them (and are both employed by
> Microsoft, so RFC-conformance probably isn't an option).

Yes, this is partially our fault.  When using Outlook through Exchange,
the In-Reply-To header isn't generated at all.  Outlook via SMTP works
fine, though.  I reported the bug several years ago, let's see if Office
12 fixes it :)


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