Re: How to reply to a message on gmane?
Duncan <1i5t5.duncan <at> cox.net>
2010-06-03 02:26:23 GMT
Dmitry Timoshenko posted on Thu, 03 Jun 2010 05:33:23 +0400 as excerpted:
> Could a kind soul explain me how to reply to a message? And also how to
> reply to reply?
That's a bit of an open-ended question. To some extent, the actual method
used depends on how you're reading gmane, using a newsclient, or using
your web browser with either the frames and threads or the flat blog-like
interface (FWIW, I think you need scripting enabled for either of the web
Your question could also be in regard to how the post gets from gmane to
the list your looking at. The first time you post thru gmane to a list,
whether it's a reply or an original post, you normally get a confirmation
request sent to the email address you used. You must confirm that you
want to post to the list, via a reply to that mail, in ordered to use
gmane to do so, thus, you must use valid email addresses with gmane.
Once you've confirmed with gmane (and if you've posted multiple replies,
gmane drops all but the one you confirmed, until you've confirmed, then
you can post freely), gmane will forward your post via mail to the
appropriate mailing list. What the mailing list does with it is up to
them. Some require you to be subscribed there, or the drop the message.
Others submit not-subscriber mail to a moderator for manual approval.
Some rare lists may be open and post messages from folks who aren't
subscribed, relying on spam filters and the like to keep out the junk.
If the mailing list posts the message, presumably gmane will get the copy
from its subscription, and the post will appear on gmane.