Mallory van Achterberg stommepoes at
Sun Jul 24 22:14:24 BST 2011

What, I'm looking around in the docs and I don't see anything
about * except that something's "tagged" (which I get when people
use Outlook to reply to me it seems??).

>From what I can see, I'd have to set edit_headers to true in my
mutt rc to change headers, to start new threads.

So what is this # key for mutt?

On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 06:33:38PM +0100, Paul LeoNerd Evans wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 04, 2011 at 12:27:20PM +0200, Joel Bernstein wrote:
> > 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.
> The day I learned mutt's # key was a great day; now no longer do I have
> to put up with this sort of crap. When anyone ever abuses references
> headers like this, I just hit # and hey presto - new thread. :)
> -- 
> Paul "LeoNerd" Evans
> leonerd at
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