Getting old emails from mailing list (was:RE: Multiprocess GDB, formal spec)

Marc Khouzam
Thu Dec 3 14:55:00 GMT 2009

Sorry to those that know this already.  See below.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joel Brobecker [] 
> Sent: Monday, October 20, 2008 11:38 AM
> To: Marc Khouzam
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: Multiprocess GDB, formal spec
> > (side note, anyone know how I can keep a thread going, when 
> I don't have
> > the original email?  Here, I'm trying to reply to
> > , but 
> I'm going to
> > end up creating a new thread :-( )
> There is a link at the top to the text-version of the mail (Other
> format: [Raw text]). It's in mbox version, so you should be able
> to import that email into your mailer.  I also keep a copy of
> all emails sent to these mail-lists, so I can bounce you a copy of
> the email if you tell me which one...

I just found out you can request the mailing list to send you old
copies of an email!  Then you can reply to that and keep the thread
going.  This is what I'm doing right now (but maybe changing the
subject will screw it up..., let's see).

(To find a message number, use the [Raw text] link on the web interface.
The number is on the first line)

To get messages 123 through 145 (a maximum of 100 per request), mail:

To get an index with subject and author for messages 123-456 , mail:

They are always returned as sets of 100, max 2000 per request,
so you'll actually get 100-499.

To receive all messages with the same subject as message 12345,
send an empty message to:


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