Wrongly added mails - no chat

#1

hi there,

i tried delta chat some while ago and wrote some chats to a friend. Now other mails - not related to the first conversation - from and with that friend are also added to that conversation.

So i ask myself how and if how delta chat can differ between mails that belong to a conversation. Until now i thought maybe something as simple as the subject is used. But as the now added mails have a different subject i am asking myself also if there is a way to “disconnect” the wrongly as chat marked mails from the chat.

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#2

hi @kaktux,

there is the option “show classic mails” in the “advanced” settings. here you can define which mails of are shown:

  • chats only - only delta-chat-mails and replies to these mails are shown. these replies, however, can come much later and with any subject
  • for accepted contacts - for established chats, all mails are shown
  • all - all mails are shown resp. a contact-request is triggered for them

the default value has changed over time, currently it is “chats only”, however, it might be different on your device.

#3

Were these other mails ones with a new subject? As per @r10’s post, If you select “chats only” then such new mails should not appear in your Delta Chat. If you select any of the other two options, new mails, even with a new subject, would appear in your Delta Chat.

Also, probably not too relevant but was there outlook.com involved on either side?

#4

not sure if it is related:
had an issue with a non-delta contact that sent me a message and that message was shown in a dc group the user is no way related to, and corrupted the group, showing 2 members (he and I) until someone else from the group sent a message and fixed the group again.

(it is not the first time that something like this happens to me)

#5

Change it to “all” and the problem arises just as reported @kaktux. All emails are shown, and there is no distiction is between email and chat messages. Thus the proposed metric that could serve to move only email messages qualifying to start a chat into the chat folder.

#6

thx for the answers -but.
I dont have a setting like that.

Under Setttings-> Advanced i have :
Autocrypt
Send autocrypt setup message
prefer end-to-end encryption
IMAP folder handling
Watch Inbox folder
Watch sent folder
Watch Deltachat folder
Automatic moves to DeltaChat folder
Other
Backup
Manage keys
View Log

To the other questions:
Yes - the wrongly added Emails had a new/different subject.
Outlook was not involved. I sent via thunderbird the reply was from a webmailer (united internet/gmx in germany)

I get what the setting does - but since i dont have it in - it blows :wink:

I installed delta chat via fdroid - the version is v0.101.1. I use a Jolla 1 with sailfish (so an emulated android - but i dont think this should be the problem as everything else works fine).

#7

That version is rather old try updating it https://f-droid.org/packages/com.b44t.messenger/
We have 0.304.0 now

#8

thx - that was indeed the simple solution. For some reason fdroid didnt show me the update. After reinstalling that i was able to get it.
I know changed the setting - it doesn’t seem to be influencing old chats - but thats ok.

thx for all your help.

#9

Sometimes you need to update your package-repository in f-droid - I think you can trigger it by pulling the icons down an the overview site - like you would want to reload a page in chrome.