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

Christopher Faylor
Thu Dec 3 14:58:00 GMT 2009

On Thu, Dec 03, 2009 at 09:55:15AM -0500, Marc Khouzam wrote:
>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
>> 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:
>   <>

That doesn't always work because the mailing list archives are not always



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