question about posting to FreeBSD mailing lists
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Wed Jun 11 18:15:43 UTC 2008
Novembre <novembre at gmail.com> wrote:
> The problem is that I don't use any mail client, but the old fashion way of
> using a web browser to log into my account and read my emails. That's why I
> asked this question in the first place. Call me paranoid, but I just feel
> more comfortable that way!
> So to be more specific, how can I answer to a post from a mailing list from
> within my, e.g., GMail or Yahoo! mailboxes? Is there any way to use the Raw
> E-Mail output to send an email from within GMail to the OP and the list so
> that it's threaded properly as well?
You need to take the "Message-ID" header of the message
that you're replying to, and put it into the "In-Reply-To"
header of your response. That's what a standard mail
client does when you reply to a message.
The "In-Reply-To" header is used by clients and webmailers
to identify the thread and the order of messages within
I've never used Gmail or Yahoo, so I don't know if they
provide a way to manually set the "In-Reply-To" header.
If they don't you're out of luck, I'm afraid.
By the way, I'm in a similar situation: I'm not subscribed
to the lists, but I read them with a news client via an
NNTP gateway. That gateway is one-way, i.e. I cannot post
follow-ups to the news groups. Instead I use the reply-by-
mail function of the news client. This works well, because
the NNTP gateway sets the "Reply-To" back to the list's
mail address (unless there already was a Reply-To header in
the original mail, which is kept), and I configured my news
client to copy the Message-ID into an In-Reply-To header,
so it works as expected.
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