On Thursday 21 November 2002 03:34, Edward Peloke wrote:
> I apologize, I meant to add a new message, not respond to the copy tables
> message.

When you want to start a new topic please don't do so by replying to an 
existing one. Because if you do:

You have started a new thread by taking an existing posting and replying to
it while you changed the subject.

That is bad, because it breaks threading. Whenever you reply to a message,
your mail client generates a "References:" header that tells all recipients
which posting(s) your posting refers to. A mail client uses this information
to build a threaded view ("tree view") of the postings.

With your posting style you successfully torpedoed this useful feature; your
posting shows up within an existing thread it has nothing to do with.

Always do a fresh post when you want to start a new thread. To achieve this,
click on "New message" instead of "Reply" within your mail client, and enter
the list address as the recipient. You can save the list address in your
address book for convenience.

Jason Wong -> Gremlins Associates -> www.gremlins.biz
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