Re: Is subject-based threading actually done in conjunction with explicit threading?

1998-09-25 10:45:26
On September 25, 1998 at 15:37, "Christian de la Salle" wrote:

Fortunately, MHonArc provides for subject-based threading. I am however
experiencing 2 problems with it :
1- if threading is detected most of the time, leading to proper indention in
the Thread List, it sometimes fails (apparently, as soon as there is an other
message in between the reference and its undetected follow-up).

I am unclear on what you are stating.  Provide a snippet of an example
in index (formatted text is just fine).

2- irrespective of what Version 2.2.0 claims, I'm unable to get subject-based
threading actually work as if it were explicit threading : $NUMFOLUP$ stucks
at 0 and, in the messages, follow-up links are not generated after the messag
body  eventhough $FOLREFS$ is on.
Did I miss something. Any advice or solution?

$NUMFOLUP$ is based on *explicit* follow-ups. From the docs:

   $NUMFOLUP$ Number of explicit follow-ups to the message.

Subject-based detectection is *implied* threading.

There is no way (or very difficult) to get an accurate value based on
subject-based threading.  To be accurate, it would require heuristics
that examine message bodies.

FOLREFS (not $FOLREFS$ -- no such variable) is also based on explicit
references and follow-ups.


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