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Joel Bernstein joel at
Mon Jul 4 11:27:20 BST 2011

On 4 July 2011 12:03, Dave Cross <dave at> wrote:
> On 07/03/2011 06:54 PM, Andrew Beattie wrote:
>> In-Reply-To: <4E0F887C.6040109 at>
> It wasn't really, was it? :-(

Judging by the References: header, yes it was. I never understand
that. Not least as it must surely be harder to reply to a post, change
the subject and delete the mail-being-replied-to from your message

In case anybody is reading this and is still mystified, never ever
ever begin a new mailing list thread by replying to an old one and
deleting bits of it, your mail client is likely to set headers like
References: and In-Reply-To: which will cause your mail to be threaded
with the old one. Which is exactly what you told your client and the
list to do, but almost certainly not what you *wanted* to do.


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