> CB: To lbo83235l and whom it may concern, I don't receive lbo-talk
> posts in my mailbox individually or in digest form. I go to the
> archives, copy posts I want to reply to and send them. That might
> explain the phenomenon.
Yes, that would cause it. You might try adding "Re: " at the beginning of each subject line; that should allow most mail programmes to recognise your replies as part of a thread.