[Geany-devel] How to recognize threads on mail (Re: Script: Generate loadable tag files for Geany)

Frank Lanitz frank at xxxxx
Sun Aug 8 22:09:32 UTC 2010

On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 23:09:20 +0100
Liviu Andronic <landronimirc at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 19:58:05 +0200
> Dominic Hopf <dmaphy at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Am Samstag, den 31.07.2010, 18:04 +0200 schrieb Guenther Brunthaler:
> > > > Just a generic hint for the usage of this mailing list: You
> > > > should start new threads for new topics, also if you have
> > > > another contribution.
> > > 
> > > Didn't I?!
> > Seems so. At least it looks like that in my mail client. ;)
> > But well, I had just had a discussion with Enrico on IRC these days
> > about Evolution which may does weird things for me here.
> > 
> Here, with Claws, the Lua Script thread is also part of the Ratings
> thread. It's probably because you chose to reply to the first thread
> and change the subject. But this  looks like doubtful behaviour from
> mail clients: even if the headers are the same, since the subjects are
> different they would better consider two separate threads. For this
> thread (in Claws), Gmail displays three different "conversations".

Just check for the In-Reply-To and References header inside mails. This
is taken as date to identify a thread in most cases. Filtering/Sorting
only be Subject is a real bad idea. 

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