[Oberon] Re. adding a header field for outgoing messages.

peasthope at shaw.ca peasthope at shaw.ca
Sun Apr 13 20:19:29 MEST 2008

Chris & others,

By now I should know that a simple test of software 
should be tried before puzzling about inner workings.

In the case of Mail, parameters after the recipients 
are simply passed through.  "Subject" is usually 
present but has no special status.  So if I send 
this message,
To: debian-user at lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Flash
In-Reply-To: <ftftaq$9gt$4 at ger.gmane.org>


In this case I've inserted the In-Reply-To
parameter of SMTP.  
the debian list server is able to connect the 
thread.  It's that simple!

The idea might work for some of your mail 
requirements also.  Specify the parameter you 
want to override and see what happens.

This is one more example of the efficiency of 
Oberon.  To my knowledge, MUA such as Thunderbird, 
with vastly larger source codes, are not capable 
of generating a reply to a message from the Web 
based archive with a reference to allow thread 

cg> ... Reply-To ...

Reply-To and In_Reply-To are distinct parameters 
with distinct meanings.  "References" is also 
recognized by the list server.  Try to get the 
wikipedia page mentioned earlier.

cg> why do you write "In_Reply-To" ?

Just a klutzy error.

Regards,   ... Peter E.
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