RE: some replies aren't really replies

From: Peter C. McCluskey <>
Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 17:48:30 -0700
Message-Id: <> ("Tom von Alten") writes:
>I'm concerned about the other sort of failing also - not threading messages
>that should be threaded. Having done some of the coding to keep threads
>intact, I know it has its difficulties, but the ease of simply relying on
>In-Reply-To doesn't make it a good solution.
>I guess what we need is a volunteer to code it in C....

 Critmail does a much better job of threading messages (at a nontrivial cost in cpu time), mainly looking through the bodies of prior messages for quoted text. It should be possible to integrate Critmail with Hypermail, but it's a big enough task that I'm unsure whether it will get done (I'd integrate Critmail with a recent version of Hypermail if I were pretty sure that the result would get into the main Hypermail distribution, but I suspect that by the time I finished, Hypermail would have changed enough that it would still take some effort).

Peter McCluskey | Critmail ( | Accept nothing less to archive your mailing list Received on Tue 18 May 1999 02:47:58 AM GMT

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