[mythtv-users] Mailing list Q: threading not working?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sun Apr 1 20:31:39 UTC 2007

On Apr 1, 2007, at 1:34 PM, Anthony Messina wrote:
> i use squirrelmail and have no issue threading.  i do not have any
> special plugins for mailing list handling.  -a

SquirrelMail can in fact do limited threading, I didn't mean to imply  
that it wouldn't. I just wanted to point out that it comes nowhere  
close to what a "real" MUA can do in  lot of respects.

The SM team's own comments bear that out:


(next to last paragraph)

A lot also depends on the underlying IMAP/POP3 servers that SM  
communicates with, and what features they support. If you are the  
actual owner/administrator of the system you can pretty much set up  
whatever you want.

More and more folks seem to be going to web-based mail clients. I see  
an awful lot of gmail accounts on this and other lists. Whether this  
is a good thing or not I'm not sure.

People seem to like gmail, yahoo mail etc. because they are "free"  
and require just about no setup on the part of the user. Just  
remember TAANSTAAFL, and there is a difference between libre and  
gratis, although both translate to "free" in English.

Brian Wood
beww at beww.org

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