When someone replies to an email and changes the subject, it should start a new topic, rather than post as a reply to the original topic.
For example, let’s say the subject of the original topic was “Agenda for December” and someone replies by email, changing the subject to “Planning for New Years Party”, then it should create a new topic with the new subject.
The current behavior is particularly confusing for users who receive emails about new posts. In this case, a user replies to a message, changing the subject, and the system emails the message out to everyone, with the subject line appearing to be reverted back.
I have a few requests on here related to converting email conventions to forum conventions when receiving email (e.g., stripping “Fwd:”).
@sam, @codinghorror, is it possible to have proposals reviewed before implementation, in order to get feedback before working on implementation? E.g., can this be the default behavior? Does it need to be implemented as a plugin?
Here are links to the others:
- Re: Restrict Topic Replies to Topic Owner only
- Email in should strip Fwd's and Re's when creating a new topic - #6 by jeff_y
- `enable_forwarded_emails` doesn't behave like conventional email forwarding - #17 by jeff_y