PWG> It is time to re-consider using some electronic forum

PWG> It is time to re-consider using some electronic forum

PWG> It is time to re-consider using some electronic forum

Tom Hastings hastings at cp10.es.xerox.com
Wed Apr 30 15:04:43 EDT 1997


Good idea to get a recommendation of mail readers that do threading well.  


I use Eudora, but it only allows you to sort on the Subject
line, and if a mail agent (such as the one being used by Roger) drops
a space between the Re and the subject, it doesn't even sort under the
replies.


Also each reply has to echo the Subject line, and so gives no hint of
what the user's reply is about, e.g., he agreed, disagrees, is talking
about one small point or the whole message, etc.  I have been adding
a comment inside [] after the subject to indicate what I want to say.


It would be real nice if mail readers did threads based on some id,
rather than the subject line itself.


Sounds like Keith Moore might know of some readers that thread well,  Keith?


Thanks,
Tom




At 03:39 04/18/97 PDT, Harald.T.Alvestrand at uninett.no wrote:
>>With the volume of mail increasing and the fact that teleconferences
>>can't be attended by everyone, should we re-examine the idea of using
>>some electronic threaded forum software?
>
>Perhaps we need a recommendation for Email reader software that
>does threading well?
>
>All fora I've seen apart from NetNews have the disadvantage that
>they're really just in one place; Email is better.
>
>            Harald A
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