#1276 accepted
Michael A Osborne

open link in viewer window

Reported by Michael A Osborne | September 30th, 2015 @ 08:43 AM

Dear Benny

Is it possible to use mailmate to open message:// links within a viewer window? When following such links, it would be very useful to be able to quickly view the entire thread associated with a message, and to access the other functionality possible within a viewer window. The current behaviour for my system (Mailmate r5141, OSX Yosemite 10.10.5) is to open the message in a separate window, which is less useful.

Many thanks in advance for any help, and thanks again for your excellent work on Mailmate.


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  • benny

    benny September 30th, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “accepted”

    It's not currently configurable. The workaround is to hit ⌥⌘S which opens the email in its IMAP mailbox.

    I'll consider how to make it configurable.

  • benny

    benny October 1st, 2015 @ 12:39 PM

    Are you sure about the “Archive”. I cannot see how this feature would depend on the mailbox folder. Maybe something else triggers it to fail?

  • benny

    benny October 1st, 2015 @ 12:58 PM

    Yes, but I still cannot reproduce it. I took the latest arriving email, used Copy as Link, and then did like this in a Terminal window:

    open "message://%3cb64271f2eb26aa9d8e750ccae2e85db6ab1387a1_5@freron.lighthouseapp%3e"

    Then I hit ⌥⌘S and it worked fine. Could you explore a bit more and see if there is some other pattern/trigger?

  • benny

    benny October 1st, 2015 @ 01:05 PM

    I'll have to look at the code for finding potential problems. You could try launching from a Terminal window and then see if any errors are output when the shortcut fails. Just paste this line in a Terminal window and then trigger the issue:

  • benny

    benny October 6th, 2015 @ 09:24 PM

    This behavior means that MailMate does not think it knows the message. In other words, it handles it as a temporary message which is not located in any IMAP mailboxes. This explains all the greyed-out stuff.

    I assume we are still dealing with the message: URL scheme and the open command.

    Could you share one of the Message-IDs. Maybe MailMate does not handle it correctly (the format of the Message-ID could be the trigger). Preferably the raw Message-ID line in the message (⌥⌘U).

  • benny

    benny October 7th, 2015 @ 07:39 AM

    I couldn't reproduce it with multiple messages either.

    Just to make sure, it still works for some messages while it doesn't work for others? If yes, do you see any pattern between those that do and those that don't.

    A wild guess might be that it could be related to some messages being embedded in other messages. In fact, that matches your observations quite well. Do you forward many messages as attachments?

  • benny

    benny October 7th, 2015 @ 07:51 AM

    I tried the forwarding theory, but that did not reproduce the problem.

    So, any other pattern?

  • benny

    benny October 7th, 2015 @ 08:19 AM

    Thanks. This error message is not related. It's just a side-effect of the weird IMAP variant used by Google.

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