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Russ Allbery rra at
Wed Nov 24 00:58:56 UTC 2004

Daniel <jahilliya at> writes:

> Hey,
> I'm wordering if it is possible to find out exactly what message is
> being replied to when being posted.

> I understand that this can be, and probably is difficult depending on
> how each client confirms to the RFC's specified.

I'm not sure I completely understand your question, but in general the
message to which a given post is a reply is the message indicated by the
last message ID in the References header.

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