On Friday, 3 January 2003 at 10:10:56 +0000, Ian Watkinson wrote: > On Thu, 2003-01-02 at 23:39, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote: >> On Thursday, 2 January 2003 at 15:39:07 +0000, Ian Watkinson wrote: >>> Trying to get Fetmail - Procmail - Exim working. >> >> Please don't reply to a thread with a completely different topic. > > Thread? Threads are in usenet, this is a mailing list.
Mail uses threads as well. See RFC 2822. >> This message is: >> >> In-Reply-To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >> > > That's not in my original headers looking at the full headers of the > message I posted. Yes, that's there. That's where I got it from. >> That is a thread about problems starting X applications. It makes it > > Er, no the subject makes it quite clear it's a post about Procmail and > Exim, on Freebsd. No, you replied to a thread on X. You changed the subject, but you left in the In-Reply-To: and Reference: headers. >> really difficult to follow to find a completely unrelated set of >> messages in the thread. It also makes it much more difficult to >> filter with procmail, BTW. > > What's wrong with filtering on Subject? It doesn't show the relationships between the messages. Look at the two attachments. > Can you tell me where the extra header is added, Most MUAs do it when you reply. From RFC 2822 (http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2822.html): The "In-Reply-To:" and "References:" fields are used when creating a reply to a message. They hold the message identifier of the original message and the message identifiers of other messages (for example, in the case of a reply to a message which was itself a reply). The "In-Reply-To:" field may be used to identify the message (or messages) to which the new message is a reply, while the "References:" field may be used to identify a "thread" of conversation. In your specific case, the headers looked like this after they arrived here: From [EMAIL PROTECTED] Fri Jan 3 02:11:38 2003 Return-Path: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Delivered-To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Received: from mx2.freebsd.org (mx2.freebsd.org [188.8.131.52]) by wantadilla.lemis.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id BEB2051948 for <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; Fri, 3 Jan 2003 02:11:37 +1030 (CST) Received: from hub.freebsd.org (hub.freebsd.org [184.108.40.206]) by mx2.freebsd.org (Postfix) with ESMTP id 0A1C75560B for <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; Thu, 2 Jan 2003 07:41:36 -0800 (PST) (envelope-from [EMAIL PROTECTED]) Received: by hub.freebsd.org (Postfix) id D205437B409; Thu, 2 Jan 2003 07:41:35 -0800 (PST) Delivered-To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Received: by hub.freebsd.org (Postfix, from userid 538) id B28E937B405; Thu, 2 Jan 2003 07:41:34 -0800 (PST) Received: from localhost (localhost [127.0.0.1]) by hub.freebsd.org (Postfix) with SMTP id 973AE2E8020; Thu, 2 Jan 2003 07:41:34 -0800 (PST) Received: by hub.freebsd.org (bulk_mailer v1.12); Thu, 2 Jan 2003 07:41:34 -0800 Delivered-To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Received: from mx1.FreeBSD.org (mx1.freebsd.org [220.127.116.11]) by hub.freebsd.org (Postfix) with ESMTP id 1BA1637B401 for <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; Thu, 2 Jan 2003 07:41:33 -0800 (PST) Received: from clientmail.ehsrealtime.com (eris.ehsrealtime.com [18.104.22.168]) by mx1.FreeBSD.org (Postfix) with ESMTP id 18D4243ED1 for <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; Thu, 2 Jan 2003 07:41:32 -0800 (PST) (envelope-from [EMAIL PROTECTED]) Received: from pan.ehsrealtime.com ([22.214.171.124]) by clientmail.ehsrealtime.com with esmtp (Exim 3.33 #2) id 18U7TM-0007lW-01 for [EMAIL PROTECTED]; Thu, 02 Jan 2003 15:41:28 +0000 Subject: Procmail and Exim - Freebsd From: Ian Watkinson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Reply-To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] In-Reply-To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> References: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Content-Type: text/plain Organization: EHS Brann Message-Id: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Mime-Version: 1.0 X-Mailer: Ximian Evolution 1.2.0 Date: 02 Jan 2003 15:39:07 +0000 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Sender: [EMAIL PROTECTED] List-ID: <freebsd-questions.FreeBSD.ORG> List-Archive: <http://docs.freebsd.org/mail/> (Web Archive) List-Help: <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]?subject=help> (List Instructions) List-Subscribe: <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]?subject=subscribe%20freebsd-questions> List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]?subject=unsubscribe%20freebsd-questions> X-Loop: FreeBSD.ORG Precedence: bulk The In-Reply_To: and References: headers were almost certainly added by your MUA. > and where the posting FAQ is for the list, as I seem to have missed > the don't reply to the list and change the subject bit.. Try http://www.lemis.com/questions.html. But this isn't related only to FreeBSD-questions. It's a general issue. Note also that it makes people less likely to want to reply to them. >> information in this email is confidential and is intended solely >> for the addressee(s) and access to this email by anyone else is >> unauthorised. If you are not the intended recipient then any >> disclosure, copying, distribution or any action taken or omitted to >> be taken in reliance on it, is prohibited and may be unlawful. Please note that all FreeBSD-questions mail is archived and available on the Web. You shouldn't be sending confidential mail to it. Greg -- When replying to this message, please copy the original recipients. If you don't, I may ignore the reply or reply to the original recipients. For more information, see http://www.lemis.com/questions.html See complete headers for address and phone numbers