Find a message by Message-ID



5 years ago
5 years ago


(Reporter: Lukasz Stelmach, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

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5 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:10.0.6) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0.6
Build ID: 20120825145007

Steps to reproduce:

I pressed Ctrl-K to go to the search textbox and entered a message-id of a message I've got in one of my folders.

Actual results:

Thunderbird was unable to find the message.

Expected results:

The message with the message-id I entered should be found.
This looks like a RFE. I don't think we're searching all headers in Global Search.
Severity: normal → enhancement
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: x86_64 → All
Version: 10 → Trunk
I've always wondered if TB has any way of searching those headers which we don't show by default (unless in all-headers view, or source).
Not being able to search those looks like a usability gap for advanced users.
So I'm somewhat in favour of this RFE, but it's only a first step towards making *all* hidden headers searchable. I think we discussed something similar when we still had the old quicksearch with wrong labels for "entire message" etc.

Lukasz, can you provide a scenario why you find searching for message-id helpful?

Comment 3

5 years ago
I work in a team. We exchange a lot of e-mails but most of them have one recipient, who is supposed to take an action upon receiving a message, the rest is on cc. However, the mails contain a lot of useful information and from time to time we point each other to a specific message. At the moment we use to use sender+date+subject+recipient+... as a key. Since we use few different IMs passing message-ids (or a "msgid link", that could work with a resolution of Bug #544805) could improve this work-flow significantly.


5 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Search
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