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E-mail notifications for forum posts are apparently sent in the wrong chronological order

(1) By ralf1024 on 2018-08-10 00:38:43 [link]

Here is a recent example. The reply was sent before the actual post:

Subject: [fossil-forum] Check and merge forum-skin-links branch
Message-Id: <a0dc1fe28cbce6566a004acdd8971278@fossil-scm.org>
In-Reply-To: <b8bd7166707db46827727f03d12c329d@fossil-scm.org>
From: <fossil-forum@fossil-scm.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2018 23:40:21 +0000
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Forum post by wyoung on 2018-08-09 23:40:10
https://fossil-scm.org/forum/forumpost/a0dc1fe28c
Subject: [fossil-forum] Check and merge forum-skin-links branch
Message-Id: <b8bd7166707db46827727f03d12c329d@fossil-scm.org>
In-Reply-To: <0d9416b53d5f8ecaaf5928cc5c750e23@fossil-scm.org>
From: <fossil-forum@fossil-scm.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2018 23:41:22 +0000
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Forum post by vor0nwe on 2018-08-09 22:32:18
https://fossil-scm.org/forum/forumpost/b8bd716670

(2) By wyoung on 2018-08-10 03:51:45 [link] in reply to 1

I assume they're being sent in the order that one of the moderators clicks the Approve button on the posts.

This should have little practical import, since the headers in the message should be enough for your MUA to sort out the threading after getting the "missing" intermediate post.

I suppose we can train the moderators to approve posts in thread order when they have the choice. I don't think anything should change at the code level here.

(3) By anonymous on 2018-08-10 13:28:50 [link] in reply to 2

Except that many email clients show the messages in received order and ignore the Date header for purposes of sorting (Office for one does this).

(4) By drh on 2018-08-10 23:43:20 [link] in reply to 1

Should be fixed now. I think. We'll monitor to see if the problem persists.

(5) By jungleboogie on 2018-08-10 23:46:30 in reply to 4

Awesome job!