[Users] Creating threads manually

Brian Morrison bdm at fenrir.org.uk
Mon Jul 16 19:15:05 CEST 2018

On Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:43:03 +0100
MJ Ray wrote:

> On Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:25:17 +0100
> Brian Morrison <bdm at fenrir.org.uk> wrote:
> > Trying to do this in reverse would be quite difficult as it isn't
> > just the References: header that is involved but also the
> > In-Reply-To: header used to identify the flow of the thread.  
> Why's that difficult?

The OP seemed to be asking to recreate threads out of posts that
potentially don't have any headers of the sort used for message
threading, they're coming from ticketing systems that rely on web
display rather than email.

> I think most mail clients would be happy enough
> if you set In-Reply-To to the final entry in References.

Maybe, but the thread may not be a simple linear one, it may have
branches and rejoins.



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