Re: tell me how to do this right (mail sent to lists)

Subject: Re: tell me how to do this right (mail sent to lists)

Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 09:16:13 +0200

To: Carl Worth, Daniel Kahn Gillmor


From: Jeff Templon


Thanks again for the answers.

Carl Worth <> writes:

> If the two messages have the same message ID, then as far as notmuch is
> concerned that is just a single message, (that happens to be backed by
> multiple files).


> You're certainly not the only one. Hopefully, what you really want
> doesn't require the ability to maintain separate tags for these two
> very-similar messages, (since notmuch cannot do that currently).

I wasn't clear - I don't need different tags.  I do want the
list-associated tags, even if it only shows me the "sent copy".

> I guess the question I have is: What has given you the idea that afew is
> tagging one message but not the other?

Well, this:

medina:~> notmuch search --output=files
/Users/templon/Maildir/Nikhef/Unclassified Bulk/cur/,

medina:~> notmuch search --output=tags

So the one in "Sent" is, well, sent :-) The other one (Unclassified
Bulk) is the one from the list.  There are no list-associated tags.
Hence my conclusion is that notmuch and/or afew encounters first the
sent copy (maybe because S comes before U?) and tags it, then, when
encountering the second file while processing, says in essence "oh i
already have this message ID - skip".

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