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Bug 792065 - Merging conversations
Merging conversations
Product: geary
Classification: Other
Component: conversations
Other Linux
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: Geary Maintainers
Geary Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-12-30 15:17 UTC by Frank
Modified: 2021-07-05 13:24 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Frank 2017-12-30 15:17:48 UTC
Would be cool if we could merge conversations, since it happened several times lately, that others edited the subject of our conversation (or created a new one), while the mails were about exactly the same topic.
Comment 1 Michael Gratton 2018-01-10 00:29:28 UTC
Some possible means of doing this would be to use selection mode or using drag and drop, and ideally have some means of splitting conversations as well.
Comment 2 Frank 2018-01-10 00:36:27 UTC
Implementation-wise, I think a new (meta) subject has to be implemented in your mail abstraction/object for preserving all the original subjects – so each mail then has an origanal and optionally a meta/custom subject. This should both be choosable from the either one of the old subjects, or a new one should be creatable.

And this would also make sense for single mails, for if you want to answer with a different subject to a mail and also creating a new conversation (for example for correcting the first – maybe inappropriate – subject).
Comment 3 Frank 2018-01-10 00:37:15 UTC
Oh, have i just accidentally deleted your connection to [1]?

Comment 4 Michael Gratton 2018-01-10 01:09:29 UTC
Looks good to me still!
Comment 5 GNOME Infrastructure Team 2021-07-05 13:24:10 UTC
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