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- To: Moon@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM
- Subject: message references
- From: Jon L White <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 20 Sep 88 20:41:31 PDT
- Cc: CL-Cleanup@sail.stanford.edu
- In-reply-to: David A. Moon's message of Tue, 20 Sep 88 15:08 EDT <19880920190805.1.MOON@EUPHRATES.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
re: Date: Tue, 20 Sep 88 10:44:45 PDT
From: Jon L White <email@example.com>
Incidentally, I know we thrashed this issue out on Common-Lisp@SU-AI
some months ago; and I remember initiating the discussion with a query
msg to find out how other people felt about the issue. However your
"References" field shows only the very cryptic:
I've noticed that this kind of encryption always occurs whe Symbolics
folks try to reference prior mail; it must be some kind of "feature"
in the Symbolics mailer?
Those message-IDs follow the Internet standard for mail and were
generated by the original sender, not by my reply. There is no
encryption going on. There is nothing Symbolics-specific going on. I
have no control over these IDs, except possibly for the ones on the
messages that I sent originally.
. . .
You use Unix, don't you? I'm surprised that it doesn't implement the
Internet standard for mail.
No, I don't use Unix mailer. The emacs/RMAIL I use prepares a header
summary that includes the human readable information, but not any of the
"encryption" stuff. It's just that as a social convention, most other
folks include human readable pointers when making reference to previous
mail dialogue. Is the exclusive use of the message-ID just a Symbolics
Also, I (and many others) don't include the message-ID's when referring to
past discussions, except insofar as mail Reply conventions install it. Does
this cause a difficulty for you folks at Symbolics?
-- JonL --