[sdiy] List settings change?

Shawn Rakestraw shawnrakestraw at gmail.com
Mon Mar 4 07:25:19 CET 2024


I see no problem with my Gmail. Not on my android phone with the Gmail app,
nor on my Windows 11 PC with web browser. All messages in a thread. Nothing
outside of that.

On Mon, Mar 4, 2024, 1:18 AM brianw <brianw at audiobanshee.com> wrote:

> The various internet bodies created standards long ago for email,
> including various headers that mark replies with the message ID of previous
> messages. Email threads are built from a series of links between each
> message and the message that it's a reply to. Internet compliant email
> software (like Apple macOS Mail.app) will properly scan these headers and
> use them to correlate messages that belong together when viewed in thread
> mode.
>
> This mailing list is handled by mailman software, so it surely implements
> all appropriate internet standards.
>
> My understanding is that Google decided to toss all of those internet
> standards and devise their own methods for relating messages in a thread.
> Then, they were arrogant enough to suggest that their conventions be taken
> as standard instead of the long-standing established ones. My information
> is a decade or more out of date, so I'm not sure whether Google learned
> their lesson and finally adopted the internet standards, or not. I don't
> use Gmail, so I stopped arguing about such things with the Google
> engineers. i.e. It's possible the Gmail is the problem.
>
> Bottom line: You might want to switch to a more standards-based email
> reader if you want compatibility with the rest of the world. I see that
> other gmail users are not sharing your problem, so maybe they can share
> whether they're using the web-based gmail or an independent application.
>
> Brian
>
>
> On Mar 1, 2024, at 8:16 AM, Chromatest J. Pantsmaker wrote:
> > Was there recently a list settings change?
> >
> > I use gmail, and messages from this group had up until yesterday or so
> threaded nicely in conversation view, so all replies dropped into the same
> email thread.  Now, I seem to be getting emails that gmail can't correlate
> into threads.
> >
> > Instead of one message thread for line to modular level and one message
> thread for sigilent scope, I'm getting nearly all of them as separate
> messages.
> >
> > I don't think it's a setting on my end, as other emails are threading
> into conversation view correctly.
> >
> > -chromatest
>
>
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