Re: [Blind Casting] Re: Anyone having problems grouping by conversation thread?

  • From: Steve Holmes <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 10:44:19 -0700

Hash: RIPEMD160

Also, the threading mechanism should not rely entirely on the subject
text.  I have seen on many occasions, where we could change the subject
line to make the message more relevant and it still sticks to the
original thread.  But I don't think Outlook honors that as well.  Mutt
hangs onto threads very tightly.  I think it uses the Message-Id: field
or some such to maintain thread context.

I also feel the list name embedded in the subject line is unnecessary
voice clutter and also takes up valuable desktop space.  We just had
this big argument over on another list for LG VX4500 users and the best
we could do was shorten the text because so many people bitched and
whined about removal of it altogether.  Mail filters aren't that hard to
set up regardless of mail clients and do not require use of the subject
to do it.  I've had to do some fancy foot work with some lists but is
doable just the same.

So I would vote for removing the list name from the subject line
completely if I could say so:).

On Sun, Oct 02, 2005 at 06:05:11PM -0400, Larry Skutchan wrote:
> Actually, you can ditch the prefix in the subject line.  It is part of the 
> admin config.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jonathan Mosen" <jmosen@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <BlindCasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 5:38 PM
> Subject: [Blind Casting] Re: Anyone having problems grouping by 
> conversation thread?
> Hi Don, couldn't agree with you more. While the threading is not working
> well for me as I explained in a message which Freelists sent to Jeff for
> approval, I really wish we could lose the name of the list in the subject of
> each and every message. And come to think of it, I actually think this would
> clear up the group by conversation problem Microsoft Outlook is having with
> this list, because I think it is where Freelists is placing the "re:" that
> breaks the conversation feature. It is still very easy to set up a filter
> that puts messages sent to blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx in a given folder, and
> ditching the annoying prefix thing makes for less unnecessary speech.
> Jonathan Mosen
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Donald L. Roberts [mailto:donald_roberts_99@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Sunday, 2 October 2005 4:07 p.m.
> To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Blind Casting] Re: Anyone having problems grouping by conversation
> thread?
> Jeff, It is working fine for me.  However, I really despise the fact
> that so many lists such as this list the name of the list in the
> subject line.
> Outlook Express still sorts the messages fine, but I just dislike
> having the list name in the subject line.  It has been my experience
> that persons who insist on this like it because they do not have to
> set up filters in their mail programs.  Just a personal preference of
> mine which I couldn't resist mentioning.
> Don Roberts
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jeff Bishop" <jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 12:15 PM
> Subject: [Blind Casting] Anyone having problems grouping by
> conversation thread?
> Hello,
> I had gotten a complaint from a user of the list stating that grouping
> by
> conversation within Outlook isn't working for them.  Is anyone else
> seeing
> this problem?  Have any of you who are on other freelists seen this
> problem
> and do you know of a resolution?
> Jeff

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