[META] please start To: with gnupg-users at gnupg.org, i.e.: To: gnupg-users at gnupg.org

gerry lowry +1 705 250-0112 alliston ontario canada gerry.lowry at abilitybusinesscomputerservices.com
Sat Jan 28 16:57:05 CET 2012

Hi Peter (Lebbing)

Depending on one's point of view, the e-mail client UI is either "behind the scenes"
or "the scene".

My PoV is that everything that is necessary to display the e-mail to my vision, is "behind the scenes".	
That includes all activity from start to end, including what the e-mail client does to extract
raw text (headers/body) and make it look pretty to my eyes.  The UI is "the scene" imho.

Peter, remember please, most end users are unlikely to have your in depth appreciation
of the RFC universe.

OTOH, most end users can click on the (date received/From/Subject/To/et cetera) columns
to easily, efficiently, and quickly rearrange their inbox in a new order.

Compare for example the current "Why hashed ..." thread ...

       From             To
       Doug Barton      Robert J. Hansen
       Jerome Baum      Doug Barton
       Doug Barton      Jerome Baum

FWIW, I'm a masochist ... my inbox has several thousand recent messages.

If the above messages were scattered through my inbox, but looked like this:

       From             To
       Doug Barton      gnupg-users at gnupg.org
       Jerome Baum      gnupg-users at gnupg.org
       Doug Barton      gnupg-users at gnupg.org

I could easily pull them, as well as other gnupg-users at gnupg.org, together
simply by clicking on the "To:" column header.


P.S.:  FWIW, gnupg-users at gnupg.org is a "list", not zig zag exchanges
       among individuals.

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