Tag duplicate messages with notmuch insert

Martin Jambor mjambor at suse.cz
Mon Oct 15 04:25:16 PDT 2018


On Mon, Oct 15 2018, David Bremner wrote:
> David Bremner <david at tethera.net> writes:
>> Thomas Schneider <qsx at chaotikum.eu> writes:
>>> From notmuch-insert(1):
>>>> If the new message is a duplicate of an existing message in the
>>>> database (it has same Message-ID), it will be added to the maildir
>>>> folder and notmuch database, but the tags will not be changed.
>>> It might however be desired to apply the new tags even when the message
>>> is a duplicate.  How complicated would it be to implement this?
>> It doesn't look especially hard, assuming the obvious small change to
>> add_file() in notmuch-insert.c works. I didn't look at the equivalent
>> code path in notmuch-new.c. Presumably you'd want them both to behave
>> the same way.
> Just to be clear, I wasn't commenting on whether it was the right thing
> to do or not, just whether it would be hard. It seems likely to be
> annoying to at least some people to have messages show up as unread
> again (or whatever the tags are) when new copies arrive.

[If enabled,] such messages should get only the +new tag, not the +unread
tag.  Or whatever the user configured, of course.


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