Weird tagging issue

Brian May brian at
Mon Mar 30 14:16:28 PDT 2020

Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg at> writes:

> Well, not if they're actually all the same message, right?
> Brian, can you confirm whether the body of these 4 messages are the same
> or not?  (e.g. you might have gotten different copies due to receiving
> mail at different e-mail addresses, or through a mailing list, or just
> through an SMTP hiccup)

All emails appear to be different. I think bitbucket stuffed up.

> What about for a message that References: its own Message-ID:?  Do we
> expect to handle that case sensibly?  I'm not sure where i'd look in the
> test suite to confirm that we intend to make that work OK, and i can
> definitely imagine that being a goofy corner case when trying to
> manipulate threads.

I can't help here. I do have a vague recollection that I have seen this
situation in the past (any easy way to search for such emails?), but I
really can't remember how well notmuch copes (the fact I noticed such an
issue might suggest I encountered difficulties - or maybe this was
something else entirely).
Brian May <brian at>

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