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Re: Thread Stealing [was Installing MP3 for Amarok? How?]



On Friday 11 January 2008, Dan Thurman wrote:
> I had ASSUMED that I had a blank slate.  I guess what you see is not what
> you get?  Is this what is happening?  If so, this is mind-blowing for me as
> I did this unconsciously while focusing on what I wanted to write.

This behavior is very common with users of Microsoft Outlook, and also other 
clients that aren't thread-aware.  If you're not used to threaded mail 
reading, this behavior is very nonobvious, I agree.

The easy way to send a new message to the Fedora List, from kmail at least, is 
to simply click on the:
To: "For users of Fedora" <fedora-list redhat com>
in the message window.  At least on my kmail, the "For users of Fedora" 
<fedora-list redhat com> portion of that is in blue; if you hover your mouse 
cursor there, you will find that the status bar in the kmail window, at the 
lower left, will show a mailto:"For users of Fedora" <fedora-list redhat com> 
line showing you what it will do if you click it.  This is, in fact, my 
standard way of sending a new mail to any mailing list; click on that, and it 
just comes up, no 'New Message' and then typing in the address required.

If you want to get a taste for threaded reading, click on 'Folder' 
then 'Thread Messages' in the menu.  Threaded reading works best if you have 
set up separate folders for each list you're on; my inbox is one of the few 
places I don't thread, simply because it is organized chronologically, and 
very few real 'threads' occur in my inbox.  But all of my mailing list 
folders are threaded.

Of course, Outlook and Outlook Express, among other clients, in certain 
versions break threading completely, which is also annoying.
-- 
Lamar Owen
www.pari.edu


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