TOP POSTING (was: RE: Best 200 buck I have ever spent!!! Deal of a lifetime!!!

Jules Richardson jules.richardson99 at
Fri Dec 11 14:56:14 CST 2015

On 12/11/2015 12:56 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 11 December 2015 at 19:47, Dave G4UGM <dave.g4ugm at> wrote:
>> I have searched high and low for a decent e-mail client for Windows. All the
>> ones I have tried suck in some way. Outlook will no longer let me post
>> in-line on HTML mails. FreeBird won't look at calendars. Em is just a pain.
> I don't use Windows unless someone pays me to suffer it.
> However, I used to use and like Thunderbird and still do on Linux and Mac.

I can't for the life of me get it to thread this list nicely. It works 
everywhere else, and is reasonably capable, but for some posts here it 
insists on starting a new thread for the same subject, or burying a new 
thread (i.e. different subject) deep within an existing one.

I think the former problem is down to a missing 'references' line in a 
message (anything from certain posters, e.g. Noel Chiappa and Ed Sharpe, 
seems to trigger it). The latter problem I think is when someone replies to 
a message purely as a way of populating the 'to' field and then completely 
changes the subject line.

Thunderbird's behavior is sort of understandable in both cases, it's just 
annoying on a list where traffic can be high; I think what I really want it 
to do is *always* thread according to the subject line, then use the 
references line (if present) to tie messages with the same subject 
together, and to fall back on the message timestamp otherwise.



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