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Re: Threading in KMail

The approach taken by Balsa seems the best to me. You have the choice between 
a combo of the three (subject, irt, ref) or individually.

That said, I cannot stand Balsa, which is in my experience rather buggy and 
cannot be scripted easily. I tried using it for a while in my xfce4 setup and 
went back to Mozilla Mail.

On July 23, 2003 03:32 am, Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder wrote:
> On Wednesday 23 July 2003 09:44, Antiphon wrote:
> > Is it just me or does the message threading in KMail in need of
> > improvement? It regularly breaks up threads--even ones with the same
> > subject line.
> One thing is that kmail does not do threading by Subject (for which I am
> grateful - half-broken threads with messages being attached to each other
> in the wrong order is usually the result). The other thing is - and here
> kmail definitely could use improvement - that kmail appears to ignore the
> 'References:' header and uses only the 'In-Reply-To:' header. I haven't
> analyzed it in depth, but I think it also gets confused by the I-R-T
> headers which also contain the email address of the submitter of the
> previous message in angle brackets (I think elm produces these).
> Then, of course, there's still loads of people with plain stupid mail
> clients that don't generate I-R-T or References headers at all... (Notes,
> some Microscrap software or other - Thread-Id, gah!)
> Cheers
> -- vbi (who is thinking about at least writing a fix-those-headers python
> script)

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