Re: [Evolution] Message priority - a recap

Just found another reference about [X-]Priority... seems another set of
values are:

lowest/low/normal/high/highest (as strings)

hah, gotta love it.


On Mon, 2002-06-03 at 13:43, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
So let's recap on this whole Importance/Priority feature... a quick
search on the net provides the following list of known priority related


according to rfc2076:

Priority:      RFC 1327, not for general usage.

Precedence:    Non-standard, controversial, discouraged.

Importance:    RFC 1327 and RFC 1911, experimental

There also seems to be a difference of opinion on how the
X-Priority/Priority headers are to be used. According to rfc2076 and
rfc2156, there are 3 values: 

"normal", "urgent" and "non-urgent"

but a quick search on google shows that many mailers set values between
1 and 5 (inclusive).

According to one site, a value of 1 means the highest priority and 5
means lowest, but another site claims just the opposite. (I would have
to say that the most logical to me would be 5 is the highest priority
and 1 is the lowest, but hey - I didn't invent the fucking thing so I
guess my opinion means squat).

yay for non-standards.

So, it seems to me that supporting [X-]Priority is out of the question,
unless we only support "normal" (aka '3' for the mailers that use
integer values). Of course, supporting only "normal" is pretty much a
waste of time given that we already support normal mail :-)


On Mon, 2002-06-03 at 12:58, Lonnie Borntreger wrote:
On Mon, 2002-06-03 at 11:32, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
I was only aware of X-MS-Priority for Outlook and X-Priority for
Netscape/Mozilla - what is the other Microsoft priority header? Or does
it use X-Priority too? And if so, is it compatable with Netscape's
X-Priority format?


The only headers I saw set by Outlook were:
X-Priority:  <- This contains number followed by text in ()
X-MSMail-Priority:   <- This is a text only field

The X-Priority is common across Outlook 2000, Outlook Express 5.5,
Kmail, and Netscape/Mozilla 

Lonnie Borntreger

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Jeffrey Stedfast
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