[Users] Search for a From pattern AND a Subject pattern

Thomas Taylor linxt at comcast.net
Mon Sep 22 05:44:49 CEST 2014

On Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:55:00 -0700
Ian Zimmerman <itz at buug.org> wrote:

> I am trying to do a _normal search_ (not a "Quick search") for messages
> containing a certain string in the From header _and_ another pattern in
> the Subject header.  I don't get the behavior I want, even though I made
> doubly sure I switched the drop-down selector to "Match all of the
> following".  Instead, all messages matching _either_ criterion are
> selected.
> I can see a possible reason: in all cases, the selected messages are in
> a _thread_ started by a message matching both criteria.  Is that how
> it's supposed to work, ie. does the header matching logic always
> consider the thread root?  Or is this a bug?
> I can provide sample on pastebin if desired.  Claws 3.10.1, Gtk 2.24.10.

If you are talking about messages in a mail list they will all have the same
"from" and all messages in a thread will have the same
"subject" (normally-unless someone has explicitly changed the subject.
Consequently all messages within that thread that meet the subject title will
be displayed.  Therefore what you have seen is the expected action.


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