[R] email threads chronology

Jim Lemon drjimlemon at gmail.com
Tue May 31 00:03:31 CEST 2016

Hi Mark,
As with most other annoying, time-consuming operations in the internet
and computing in general, blame the spammers and the scammers. The R
help list is attacked by both and requires both automatic and human
scanning of messages to minimize intrusions. Unfortunately no one has
come up with a simple and inexpensive way to convert the senders to


On Mon, May 30, 2016 at 10:51 PM, Fowler, Mark
<Mark.Fowler at dfo-mpo.gc.ca> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm seeing the natural sequencing of email threads getting corrupted. For example, a May 26 thread on subject 'Shaded areas in R' would have been initiated by an email at 6:58am. However I did not get that email until 1:48pm, preceded by 3 replies to the post. Trivial but irritating. The preceding replies suggest this is something going on at my end, perhaps related to network security. I'm curious what might be causing it, and if there is something I can do about it - short of contacting IT staff, which is more irritating than the corrupted threads.
> Mark Fowler
> Population Ecology Division
> Bedford Inst of Oceanography
> Dept Fisheries & Oceans
> Dartmouth NS Canada
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> Email Mark.Fowler at dfo-mpo.gc.ca<mailto:Mark.Fowler at dfo-mpo.gc.ca>
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