When dealing with lots of bug mail, it would be nice if the mail got
threaded to make it easier to deal with all of the mail from one bug
report at a time.
Threading generally keys off of either the In-Reply-To or the
References header. These reference a Message-Id.
15.50.34 <jeremy> dkl: real threading requires saving message-ids and
doing In-Reply-To or References
15.51.23 <jeremy> jlaska: not really, it's just to make it easier to
100 bug spam at a time since I'd batch up each bug
15.51.33 <jeremy> dkl: which I'd imagine is a bit prohibitive to
15.52.13 <dkl> jeremy, what if the message id incorporated the bug
15.56.28 <jeremy> dkl: I think the message-id is usually assigned by
the mta, though -- you might be able to do them yourself, though.
something like Message-Id: firstname.lastname@example.org and then you
could always have References: email@example.com in later mails
15.58.45 <jeremy> looking at the sendmail docs, it looks like sendmail
won't add a new Message-Id header if one already exists
16.01.12 <jeremy> so it at least looks theoretically possible -- want
me to file a bug?
And further investigation, Ximian's bugzilla already does something
similar but they just add an "In-Reply-To: <bug-bug#@hostname>" header
to all of the mails for a particular bug. This is enough to get
clients that are smart enough (most) to recognize that the mails
should be grouped and you get a thread out of it. This would be good
enough for me and a far simpler solution.
Added to each email:
Let's see if it works.
Followup comment to see if the email threads properly.
*** Bug 98917 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***