[SC-Help] Re: Help reporting from a gmail account
MikeE at ster.invalid
Tue Nov 30 04:56:43 EST 2004
> How does gmail group the spams into "conversations" (I am thinking of
> these posts as 'conversations' which are grouped when one clicks on
> "reply group") but how does gmail know which e-mails make up a
> 'conversation' to go together in a group??? Strange???
I've only been tinkering with gmail a little while, and I haven't
experimented much to figure things out, so I would have to guess at what
/really/ constitutes a conversation software-wise. It /looks like/ a
conversation is a group of messages with a similar subject, but I expect
that the subject can change within a conversation just as it can in a
newsgroup. I'm thinking the conversation could be 'strung together'
based on the line 'In-Reply-To' similar to the way nntp threads are
handled, which isn't 100% consistent between newsreaders. I don't think
OE's Group Messages by Conversation works exactly the same as other
newsreaders' methods of threading.
Google sez Conversation = A message, along with all the replies to that
message (and replies to the replies). Sometimes these are called
'threads.' By organizing your mailbox in threads, it's easier to
understand the context of a message, so it's easier to follow the
> Also isn't there a way to 'view source' without opening the mail?
No. Considering how webmail gizmos are typically so weak, I feel
'lucky' to be able to get access to the original messages.
kibitzer, not SC admin
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