Following on old threads

Gregory Borota
Thu Mar 4 04:09:00 GMT 2004

You wrote on 3/3/2004 5:43 PM:
> On Wed, 3 Mar 2004, Gregory Borota wrote:
>>A bit OT but I don't know where else to quickly go.
>>How can one follow on an old thread which one doesn't have in his/her
> Hmm, didn't you just ask about that?  You locate the thread in the
> archives, look at the "Raw text" of the message you'd like to reply to,
> figure out its number (say, 89201), then send mail to <cygwin-get.89201 at
> cygwin dot com>.  You should get a digest of one message (a message that
> has another message as an attachment).  Most mail clients will then allow
> you to reply to the attached message.  Or you can actually save the raw

I did that.

> text of the message (with some tweaking) and use any mbox-compliant mailer
> to reply to it (see <>
> for details).
> Note that in lists archived on a monthly basis (such as this one), the
> archives won't keep track of threads referencing messages from previous
> months (e.g., if you replied now to some message from January, the list
> archives won't show the "References" or "Follow-Ups" links for your
> message).  However, it's still recommended to reply to older threads
> rather than start the discussion anew, as other threaded mail or news
> readers may not have the above limitation.
> 	Igor

OK, I got it, the message I wanted to follow was more than 1 month old.

Nice as usual. Thanks,

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