On 2014-06-06, Mark Lawrence <breamore...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> On 06/06/2014 22:58, Dave Angel wrote:
>> Chris Angelico <ros...@gmail.com> Wrote in message:
>>> On Sat, Jun 7, 2014 at 4:15 AM, R Johnson
>>> <ps16thypresenceisfullnessof...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> The subject line isn't as important as a header, carried invisibly
>>>>> through, that says that you were replying to an existing post. :)
>>>> Sorry for my ignorance, but I've never edited email headers
>>>> before and didn't find any relevant help on Google. Could you
>>>> please give some more details about how to do what you're
>>>> referring to, or perhaps point me to a link that would explain
>>>> more about it? (FYI, I read the Python mailing list on Google
>>>> Groups, and reply to posts in Thunderbird, sending them to the
>>>> Python-list email address.)
>>> The simple answer is: You don't have to edit headers at all. If
>>> you want something to be part of the same thread, you hit Reply
>>> and don't change the subject line. If you want something to be a
>>> spin-off thread, you hit Reply and *do* change the subject. If you
>>> want it to be a brand new thread, you don't hit Reply, you start a
>>> fresh message.  Any decent mailer will do the work for you.
>>> Replying is more than just quoting a bunch of text and copying in
>>> the subject line with "Re:" at the beginning. :)
>> set up a newsgroup in Thunderbird from gmane.comp.python.general.
> That doesn't sound right to me.  Surely you set up the newgroup
> news.gmane.org and then subscribe to the mailing lists, blog feeds
> or whatever it is that you want?

In usenet parlance, news.gmane.org is a newsserver, and
gmane.comp.python.general is a newsgroup.

gmane runs a series of mail<->news gateways for several mailing lists,
but there are others as well: someone also bridges the list to
the group comp.lang.python, which is where I'm reading this.

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