Uhm, why has this been cross-posted to the hackers list in the first

On Wed, 2008-04-09 at 15:18 -0400, Paul Smith wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-04-09 at 11:53 -0700, Lonnie Borntreger wrote:
> > Um, wrong answer.  He wanted to know if evolution supports message
> > priority, not "marking as important".  Message priority allows the
> > >>sender<< to assign a message priority from low = 5, to critical = 1
> > to the message in the hopes that it helps the receiver determine what
> > emails to read first.  This uses the "non-standard" mail header
> > X-Priority.

Evolution supports  X-Priority: 1  (critical), and normal email.

IIRC, an important part of the discussion back those days was, that it
is none of the senders business to re-arrange *my* (being the recipient)
priority queue.

> I don't know how it's represented underneath in the SMTP headers, but

It isn't. ;-)  SMTP doesn't know about this, this is part of its
payload, the "email message". SCNR.

> the feature I referred to DOES allow the sender to mark the message as
> important (using Insert->Prioritize Message).  You don't get to give it
> a discrete level from 1 to 5; it's either "important" or "normal".

Indeed. That option sets the header:
  X-Priority: 1

> But, if the SENDER marks it this way, when the recipient gets it it's
> marked with the extra "exclamation point" icon and the summary line is
> in red.


char *t="[EMAIL PROTECTED]";
main(){ char h,m=h=*t++,*x=t+2*h,c,i,l=*x,s=0; for (i=0;i<l;i++){ i%8? c<<=1:
(c=*++x); c&128 && (s+=h); if (!(h>>=1)||!t[s+h]){ putchar(t[s]);h=m;s=0; }}}

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