#1334 accepted
Dave Eckhardt

"Organize by Thread" turns itself on

Reported by Dave Eckhardt | December 4th, 2015 @ 03:07 AM

A couple months back suddenly MailMate started turning "Organize
by Thread" (in the View menu) on any time it is freshly started.

That is, I start MailMate, "Organize by Thread" is on; I turn it
off; I quit MailMate; I start MailMate; "Organize by Thread" is
back on again. Eh, what?

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • benny

    benny December 4th, 2015 @ 08:24 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “accepted”

    Sorry, this is a known issue (although no ticket existed before this one). Hopefully I'll look into it soon and then I'll update this ticket.

  • fnurl

    fnurl December 17th, 2015 @ 05:57 PM

    My current workaround is to remove organize by thread, then right click the columns and click "Use as Default Columns". The disabled "Organize by Thread" seems to be saved together with the columns.

  • Des Dougan

    Des Dougan January 13th, 2018 @ 03:31 AM

    I'm seeing this now - I dislike Organize by thread so wouldn’t have activated it, but I found it on when checking mail in a sub-folder. Can there be a preferences option to have it on/off globally?



  • Donna McMaster

    Donna McMaster February 14th, 2018 @ 08:36 PM

    Agree with Des, I would LOVE to turn off Organize by thread globally. I am so tired of having to turn it off on every mailbox.


  • benny

    benny February 20th, 2018 @ 09:12 AM

    As you can see this is an embarrassingly old ticket. Fixing/improving the entire system for saving mailbox related states is still on my todo though.

    But what you are asking for actually exists already. See here.

    I'll note to at least document this.

  • John Man

    John Man March 29th, 2018 @ 08:46 PM

    This bug has been irritating me for a while. I was about to post here but found this thread and benny's post above. It seems to work - hurray!

  • Martin Bonnin

    Martin Bonnin September 2nd, 2021 @ 08:36 AM

    Anyone bumping into this, type this in a terminal:

    $ defaults write com.freron.MailMate MmForcedThreadingType -string "flatThreading"
  • Erik M-H

    Erik M-H October 26th, 2021 @ 12:49 PM

    This problem seems to come and go in waves, though perhaps that’s my imagination. I detest “thread” view, as do my wife and mother-in-law, all of whom use MailMate. I do tire of explaining to them that it’s “a known issue” and that “Benny is working on it.”

    Still an issue in r5820.

  • benny

    benny October 29th, 2021 @ 12:43 PM

    I'm also embarrassed this is still an issue, but it's part of a major re-write of the messages outline still on my todo.

    A stop-gap solution is this hidden preference which is useful for anyone never wanting the threaded mode:

    defaults write com.freron.MailMate MmForcedThreadingType -string "flatThreading"

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