Timestamp of posts added by email is from moment added to database not timestamp in email header

(Tobias Eigen) #1

I thought using the email in feature would be an ideal way to import the back history of a mailing list into discourse by copying all the messages into the inbox of the mailbox being polled, but unfortunately this does not work as well as I hoped because the timestamp is incorrect - like with posts added via a blog’s RSS, the timestamp for the post is not taken from the header of the email but is the moment the post is added to the database.

I also am noticing that it is not parsing all emails well (I am getting error messages) and it also posts are not correctly threaded. So it is not using email header info to keep threads together. It’s still importing so we’ll see what happens. :smile: