#1838 ✓closed
Donna McMaster

incoming mailboxes have "To" as default column instead of "From"

Reported by Donna McMaster | September 25th, 2017 @ 12:55 AM

I wanted to add Tags as a column to one of my Sent Messages mailboxes, for sorting purposes. I did this and then chose "Use as Default Columns," expecting it to set the default for this mailbox only or perhaps for all Sent Messages.

However, it set it as default for my Inbox mailboxes as well. See attached screenshot; this is my primary inbox, and not only is "To" the default, it's grayed out so that I can't unselect it.

All other inboxes have the same default. I tried restarting MailMate, and ran the command suggested in Ticket #1825:
defaults delete com.freron.MailMate MmMailboxRelatedStates

But the Inboxes are still determined to display the "To" column instead of the "From" column. Grrrr!

Any suggestions appreciated!


Comments and changes to this ticket

  • benny

    benny September 25th, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “closed”

    The column cannot be removed because it's the column used for threading (the column with the triangles). You can change this in the same menu (the “Outline Column” submenu). If some other column is chosen then the “To” column becomes removable.

    Deleting the default state is done like this:

    defaults delete com.freron.MailMate MmMessagesOutlineViewDefaultStateMainOutline

    (As you have probably seen elsewhere I certainly don't think saving column states works very well.)

    Let me know if this does not help.

  • Donna McMaster

    Donna McMaster September 26th, 2017 @ 10:28 PM

    Thanks, Benny! I had never even noticed the Outline Column option and didn't know what it was for. This worked.

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