For all those that are looking for an official answer to how Jira deals with emails to determine when a new issue is created vs. adding a comment I have created this question just for you.
Disclaimer - I am not actually asking this question to be answered here but rather gaming the system a bit so that I can add a reference to and Atlassian article that should provide the official answer. :-)
And the wait is over.... Survey says...
It is worth noting here that I was provided a link to this article by Atlassian when I posed this question to the support channel. I asked this question as I was seeing what I thought was some new behavior that had me questioning my understanding. I was seeing a reply by a customer to the original email sent to create the ticket (not an email from Jira) resulting in comment and I would have thought it would result in a new ticket.
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