[R] How to reply to a thread if receiving R-help mails in digest form

From: Dirk Enzmann <dirk.enzmann_at_uni-hamburg.de>
Date: Sun 13 Aug 2006 - 23:21:51 EST

I receive R-help messages in digest form that makes it difficult to answer a post. I noticed that my answer is not added to the thread
(instead, a new thread is started) although I use the same subject line
(starting with "Re: ") as the original post. Is there a solution (I

prefer the digest to separate messages for several reasons and don't want to change my email reader)?

The way I answer post up to now is:
1) I press the reply button of my email program (Mozilla / Thunderbird, Windows)
2) I delete all contents of the digest except for the post (including name and mail address of the posting person) I want to answer so that the original question will be included (cited) in my answer. 3) I add the email address to the individual sender to "cc:" to the automatically generated address of the R-help list. 4) I replace the automatically generated subject line (for example "Re: R-help Digest, Vol 42, Issue 13" by "Re: " followed by a copy of the original subject line of the post.
5) I write my answer and send the mail to the mailing list.

It's not that this is tedious - the problem is that the thread is broken. Is there a better way even if I want to keep receiving messages in digest form? The posting guide is silent about this.


Dr. Dirk Enzmann
Institute of Criminal Sciences
Dept. of Criminology
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D-20146 Hamburg

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