track email responses via subject and/or sender of incoming emails and time frame specified at send time.



MailNews Core
15 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: y2khero2003, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)


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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020823 Netscape/7.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020823 Netscape/7.0

Netscape Mail should be able to track email responses for selected emails as

1. During the step of creating new emails (or responding to emails), the user
can select an option to activate response tracking and enter or select a certain
time frame (a certain number of minutes, hours, days, weeks, or months).

2. When sending such emails, the sender, the subject, and the desired latest
response date and time, calculated from the current time and the time frame
entered or selected, is stored on disk in an appropriate ASCII format, in a list
that may be called an email response tracking list ("tracking list").

3. All incoming emails are now scanned against the email response tracking list.
If an incoming email matches the following criteria:
a) sender of incoming mail is the same as an entry in the tracking list, AND
b) subject of that entry in the tracking list is substring of the subject of the
incoming mail (a string compare using "Re: " and subject will not work because
there are also other methods of marking an email subject as a response, like
"WG: "), AND
c) the arrival date and time is less than the date/time specified in that entry,
then that entry will be deleted. Additionally, if desired (user configurable),
the user will be notified that the response tracking entry has been deleted. For
a notification method, see next chapter.

4. Additionally, regularly or when connecting to email servers (user
configurable), for all entries in the tracking list for which the destination
date and time are smaller than the current date and time, the user is notified
via a user-configurable method like xmessage, mailx, or any other convenient
method. The user may also specify if such a notification may occur only once or
more than once. Another possible method would be to resend the email
automatically, after the whole response tracking system has been proven to be

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Product: MailNews → Core
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Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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