Re: [R] How to reply to a thread if .. R-help mails .. in digest

From: Martin Maechler <>
Date: Tue 15 Aug 2006 - 19:29:18 EST

Thanks a lot, Ted, for the good extensive explanation. Let me try summarize, confirm and add a bit w/o repeating too much:

 { And as Ted mentioned; unfortunately, we still have too many    r-help posters who **misuse** their e-mail-software's `reply'    and then inadvertently "hijack threads"... }

This is all based on international e-mail standards (RFC/..) mostly going back into the age where most R-help readers have not ever used e-mail..

*So* : What we (and many) recommend to all digest subscribers  is to activate the "MIME" option - on their mailing list  "membership info page" to where you get from  after entering your e-mail address at the very bottom of the  page (and then your list password).

Martin Maechler,
ETH Zurich, provider of (most of) the mailing list infrastructure for R. mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Tue Aug 15 19:39:29 2006

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