Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I do not understand why android devices (I think mobiles devices in general) overwrite the mail header named message-ID. I need to pass some parameters through this header to build threads but each time I try, is overwritten. My apps works very well with webmail and mail clients like Outlook and Thunderbird. Any idea? Do you know some apps to debug mail headers within android devices? Thanks Adam

share|improve this question

There are mail headers for threading (in particular I'm thinking of References: and In-Reply-To:), why not use one of those rather than trying to overload something else?

share|improve this answer
I also tried with References header but unsuccessfully. It seems that mobile device not use this header nor In-Reply-To: header. For this reason, I would like to assert my hypothesis using a debug apps for mail mobile device. Someone knows somehow for debugging of mail headers? – Adam Sánchez Ayte Mar 20 '12 at 14:48

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.