Re: hijacking messages

Howard Traxler <howard@...>

Sorry guys, I guess I thought I knew more than I do--which is usually the case.  There must be some stuff in the message headers that gets retained that I'm not aware of.  I'll try not to do it again.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 12:51 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] hijacking messages

Thanks for your concern to not hijack threads.
However, as I understand it, deleting the contents of a message and writing a new subject line and message body isn't adequate.  I've seen comments before that doing that doesn't remove code in messages. The unremoved code makes e-mail programs place them in the old conversation if people are viewing mail by conversation.  also, it may place the message in the old thread in the archives, thus having a completely unrelated message in that thread of the archives.
If we find out that these things don't occur, fine but unless we find out, would people please start completely new threads, sending a completely new message to the list?  If someone has problems doing so, for some reason, sending a message to the list asking about the problem will likely get effective help in resolving it.
If someone has problems doing this and needs to ask for help on the list to learn to do this, it's fine to use a message from an existing thread.
List Owner
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 10:05 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] hijacking messages

Very sorry my last note was a hijack.  I use the "reply" function to fill in the "to" field and forgot to delete the original message.
I'll try to do better.

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