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Re: re emacs problems

On Mon, 20 Sep 2004, Koskie, Sarah wrote:

> [snip]
> I'm still hoping someone can comment on what emacs I should install to
> get the normal robust behavior I've come to expect from emacses.

Isn't the official plural "emacsen"? ;-)  I'm a vi person, so I don't know
for sure...

> Unrelated issue:  Is there a way to get related messages posted properly
> as followons in  the mailing list archives without subscribing to the
> mailing list?

Yes.  Two ways, in fact.  One works with programs that understand the
"mbox" format for e-mail (e.g., pine); the other is more generic, but
requires some effort.

> I assume it's by replying to actual email from the mailing list that
> messages are posted as replies rather than new threads.

Right, that's the idea -- to get the actual message without subscribing to
the list.  For the "mbox" method, Google for "web archives raw text" -- I posted a couple of recipes before (I've since
improved on the automation of the method, if anyone's interested).  The
second method is described in a help message you get from ezmlm (mail to
<cygwin-help<at>cygwin<dot>com>) -- namely, you can get a copy of any list
message by e-mailing to <cygwin-get.MSGNUM<at>cygwin<dot>com>.  The trick
is finding out the message number -- the "Raw text" link is helpful here
as well; just look at the "From " line (first line of the raw text), and
the MSGNUM will be the digits between "cygwin-return-" and "-listarch-".

> I can't see filling my email box with questions I don't for the most
> part even understand, let alone have answers for, yet feel bad about
> every message starting a new thread rather than being properly appended
> to the previous thread.
> I'm unwillingly sending mail using MS Office Outlook 2003 until I find
> time to switch to something better.

Gulp! :-)
In any case, the second method above should work even with Outlook.
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