[JOB] Perl Software Developer and Database programmer
abuse at cabal.org.uk
Thu Feb 23 12:39:38 GMT 2006
David Dorward <david at dorward.me.uk> wrote:
> I mock you and you pathetic non-threading email client! (OK, Apple Mail's
> threading _does_ suck, but quoting is a convention for a reason and should
> be stuck to).
Quoting isn't just a band-aid for clients that don't support threading.
Neither SMTP nor NNTP guarantee ordered delivery of messages, and
out-of-order delivery happens more often than you might think.
As it happens, my client is very smart and both shows the thread and
highlights the gap, but they have inexplicably omitted the feature where it
can display the content of messages that it knows exist but haven't arrived
I have heard it said that the reason Microsoft is choosing to work with the
government of Nigeria in stopping 419 scammers is that it's easier to rebuild
the Nigerian government and economy than to fix the bugs in Microsoft code.
- Mike Andrews in the Monastery
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