Question about email threading

Boyan Tabakov blade.alslayer at
Mon Jul 2 08:00:09 BST 2007

On Thursday 28 June 2007 07:01:22 Bob Stia wrote:
> Hello KDE people,
> Since my upgrade to Kmail 1.9.7 I find that my threading is broken. It
> threads a bunch of messages and then way down the list of incoming messages
> there is another threaded group of the same subject. Not the same ones and
> usually earlier. Anybody else see this?
> Didn't we used to be able to thread by subject and/or date/time of arrival?


Threading in KMail is based on the In-Reply-To header, which is the right way 
to do it. Threading on subject is not relyable, because nothing stops people 
from having a subject line that is exactly the same as in another, entirely 
different thread (and this happens quite a lot).

I think there was a discussion about having an option to use subject based 
threading in the kde-pim mailing list. You should search the archive and see 
what the others had to say.

Best regards.

Blade hails you...

Wounded is the deer that leaps highest
And my wound it cuts so deep
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