Apologies over using Subject line for 'reference'

Christopher Faylor cgf-no-personal-reply-please@cygwin.com
Mon Sep 19 15:41:00 GMT 2005

On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 11:32:48AM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>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.

I'm sure that gmane gets the references right without any extra head

The OP did not use gmane.  If he had, we wouldn't be having this
off-topic discussion.


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