Apologies over using Subject line for 'reference'

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Mon Sep 19 15:33:00 GMT 2005

On Mon, 19 Sep 2005, John Ormerod wrote:

> This might be off-subject, but I think has a general reference. I've
> used forums (or fora) and newsgroups for years, but I've never come
> across this format before. I couldn't find any guidance on how to use
> it, so it's all been guesswork - my first attempt had a subject
> something like "Testing" as I was unsure about the use of 'xxxx at yyyy
> dot com' rather than xxx@yyy.com for example.
> I've had a few responses appear as an email, but most I can only see via
> the browser and there's no way to use that for a reply. I wondered how
> people were replying and getting the reference to form the discussion
> tree. And I'm still non the wiser, but at least I know what not to do
> now. Sorry.

FWIW, I mostly reply via the browser.  See if
<http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2004-09/msg00989.html> helps.  GMane also
allows you to get a full raw copy of a given message to reply to.
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