[Gambas-user] A few lines to add to the wiki

Christof Thalhofer chrisml at deganius.de
Mon Oct 17 19:54:18 CEST 2022

Dear Gianluigi,

Am 17.10.22 um 17:51 schrieb gian via User:

> Only later did I remember that you had said that doing so was wrong.

I can't see anything wrong.

> Can you confirm that to write*correctly*  a reply you need to create a
> new message, I repeat a new message write to:
> user at lists.gambas-basic.org
> In the Subject write exactly:
> Re: [Gambas-user] <the subject of the discussion>.
> (in this case Translations - Webpage)
> Would you care to add these few pointers to the wiki?
> If they were there I probably would have avoided yet another error.
> Thank you for your attention

If you hit Ctrl-U in your thunderbird you see the headers of a mail.

Every mail has an individual 'message id' in the mail headers. It looks 
like so:

'Message-ID: <62908c0f-5daa-a7d3-0701-f49293181a9c at gambas-buch.de>'

The only thing which must be known is, that if you answer to a mail by 
hitting the <Reply> button in your mail client, then the mail client 
writes a line in the header of your new mail, which looks like so:

'In-Reply-To: <62908c0f-5daa-a7d3-0701-f49293181a9c at gambas-buch.de>'

This points to the mail you are answering to.

With these lines in the headers of different mails a mail client is able 
to distinguish if a mail starts a new thread (no line 'In-Reply-To' in 
the header) or if it is an answer to an existing mail (a line 
'In-Reply-To' in the header) and if it is part of an existing thread (a 
couple of mails which are answers to a first mail which started the 

The only thing that you can do wrong is: Try to start a new thread by 
answering to another mail (hitting <Reply>) and changing the subject. 
This is called 'highjacking a thread'.

Alles Gute

Christof Thalhofer

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