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Month: November 2014

Re: [trinity-users] Ubuntu Caught Spying On Its Users

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2014 19:02:36 -0500
On Sun, 2 Nov 2014 23:19:36 +0000
Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...> wrote:

> On Sunday 02 November 2014 04:14:25 Tini wrote:
> > The message subject doesn't mention K3B. And the post wasn't in response to
> > that thread.
> Yes it does: "K3b Writing DVD copy stopped..." etc.  And yes, it was.  You 
> replied to the thread, and it gets threaded in the thread.  You did not start 
> a new thread, you merely "replied" and tampered with the subject..
> You obviously don't use a proper email client.
> I use threading, and messages like yours are a nuisance.

The X-Mailer header from the message at issue suggests Tini is using some
webmail client I've never heard of before.


Emails have pieces of information attached to them that normally aren't
visible (unless you're using a proper mail client and enable the option to
view all the headers--most people don't, though).  One of these is the
In-Reply-To header, which indicates the message that the current one is
replying to.  Another is the References header, which can contain the
entire chain of messages and replies that preceded the current email.

Those headers are what email clients with threading capability use to
assign a given message to a thread.  So changing the subject line is not
enough to break the relationship between your current email and the
one you're replying to.


E. Liddell