An effective method of killing a thread is to
use the "Kill" function of your newsreader.
On mine, "tin", it is called up with a
^K command. You can then specify the
subject heading and/or author which you no
longer wish to read, and, hey presto, its gone.
Unfortunately, this does not work with email.
Sorry my posting reinitiated the attacks, but
it was 10 days old when it was resurrected.
Obviously someone was missing having her daily
Patricia L. Foster
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA USA
pfoster at bu.edu