Re: GNOME Bugmail: Gmail threading finally working!

So, one, GMail's Conversation View *isn't* threading. A conversation is centered around a subject or topic. If that subject changes, GMail opens up a separate conversation. For instance, the "Upgrade Bugzilla" is a separate subject than "Gmail threading finally working!". This is a feature, not a bug, as many people just mash "Reply All" to start a new topic.

If you're curious as to the horrors of the headers, jwz has a long post here:

There are people trying to implement the GMail Conversation View in e.g. Thunderbird, who say why the headers aren't good, or how they fail:

On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 3:41 PM, Andre Klapper <ak-47 gmx net> wrote:
Examples / references welcome.

On Wed, 2012-12-12 at 15:27 -0500, Jasper St. Pierre wrote:
> Various people have documented why the header is broken, and thus why gmail
> doesn't care about or use it.
> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 11:32 AM, Dodji Seketeli <dodji seketeli org> wrote:
> >
> > Whoah!  The proper way to handle this would be to have Gmail actually
> > support the 'References' header.
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