On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 5:40 AM, Randy Pratt <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Sun, 8 Jun 2008 22:22:24 -0500 > Novembre <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > Hi, > > > > Is there any way to answer the posts in the mailing lists if one is not > > subscribed to the list and does not receive them in his mailbox? From > time > > to time, I see posts which I can actually answer and contribute to, but > > since I'm not subscribed to the lists, even if I post an answer to the > > person asking the question and CC it to the list, it doesn't regroup with > > other posts on the same topic. Is there any way around this? > > If you are reading the mailing lists via the FreeBSD website > (http://docs.freebsd.org/mail/current/freebsd-questions.html) > you can use the "Raw E-Mail" link of a posting to fetch a > copy and incorporate it into your mail client. > > Two common mail formats are pine mail (one file per folder), > and MH mail (one file per message). I use Sylpheed which uses > MH mail format so its quite easy. I created a folder called > "Mail/web-list" and fetch the mail directly to it. The trick > is to use the next numerical message number, in this example > "114": > > cd ~/Mail/web-list > fetch -R -o 114 ' > http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.cgi?fetch=422834+0+current/freebsd-questions+raw > ' > > It is then possible to just use Sylpheed normally and click > on "Reply to All". The mail will be properly threaded for > the mailing lists. > > I've not used the "one file per folder" type of mail client > in a very long time but I would think that just appending > the new mail to the end would suffice. > > You will need to investigate how your particular mail client > operates and what format it uses, but what you want to do > is possible. I would recommend backing up your mail before > experimenting and using the test mailing list > ([EMAIL PROTECTED]). > > HTH, > > Randy > -- > 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? I will remember your instructions whenever I started using a mail client. Maybe I should do it anyway --- how is Claw Mail? Thanks a lot :) _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"