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Is there any way to change the "subject" line on a series of emails forwarded by a correspondent to reflect the order in which they were originally created?

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The threads being sent to me all have similar "subjects" and have been accumulated over a relatively long period of time. When they are forwarded to me, they all reflect the date of most recent transmission. If I need to put them in relative order, I can look at some date of prior "forward" or "reply", but I don't know how to mark the sequence on the individual emails. It would be very helpful if I could "rename" individual items to reflect their order and/or usefulness for my purposes.

The threads being sent to me all have similar "subjects" and have been accumulated over a relatively long period of time. When they are forwarded to me, they all reflect the date of most recent transmission. If I need to put them in relative order, I can look at some date of prior "forward" or "reply", but I don't know how to mark the sequence on the individual emails. It would be very helpful if I could "rename" individual items to reflect their order and/or usefulness for my purposes.

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Not sure if this would be sufficient for your purposes, but you can edit the subject of received messages with either of these add-ons:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thunderbird/addon/edit-email-subject/

https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/header-tools-lite/

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Not sure if this would be sufficient for your purposes, but you can edit the subject of received messages with either of these add-ons:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thunderbird/addon/edit-email-subject/

https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/header-tools-lite/

Not sure if this would be sufficient for your purposes, but you can edit the subject of received messages with either of these add-ons: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thunderbird/addon/edit-email-subject/ https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/header-tools-lite/

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Neither of these add-ons now work with Thunderbird 68, unfortunately.

I can edit the Subject by moving the email to the Drafts folder, making the edit and moving it back the Ínbox' but then the correct date order is lost.

I hope Thunderbird (and/or the add-on dev's) remedy this 

soon.

Neither of these add-ons now work with Thunderbird 68, unfortunately. I can edit the Subject by moving the email to the Drafts folder, making the edit and moving it back the Ínbox' but then the correct date order is lost. I hope Thunderbird (and/or the add-on dev's) remedy this soon.

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