Re: v4 of repairing Mixed-up mangled MIME messages

Subject: Re: v4 of repairing Mixed-up mangled MIME messages

Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 16:58:20 -0700

To: Daniel Kahn Gillmor, Notmuch Mail


From: Jameson Graef Rollins

On Sat, Sep 14 2019, Daniel Kahn Gillmor <> wrote:
> On Sat 2019-09-14 00:29:40 -0700, Jameson Graef Rollins wrote:
>> Can we have notmuch auto-apply a tag, like the "encrypted" and "signed"
>> tags, that indicates mail has been mangled in this way?
> i don't believe tags are appropriate for this use -- the growing
> convention is to use properties for automated notes like this, and you
> can see from the series that this is the case:
> +	notmuch_message_add_property (message, "index.repaired", "mixedup");
>> I'm feeling somewhat morally opposed to just silently fixing mail
>> that's been broken by bad/irresponsible actors on the net.  We need to
>> keep pushing on MS to fix this issue globally, so I for one would like
>> to be reminded if I'm still being affected by this.
> you should be able to do that with:
>      notmuch search property:index.repaired=mixedup
> does that satisfy your concerns?

Oh, so sorry, I should have read the patches more closely.  Yes, that
property definitely satisfies.  Thank you for your completeness in the
series, dkg.

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