#1950 new
Sam T

Feature request: Replies inherit parent tags

Reported by Sam T | February 22nd, 2018 @ 06:01 PM

I have some rules for auto-tagging messages as they arrive in my inbox. This works great for organizing everything within smart mailboxes. Ideally, I would also like my sent messages to be included in the smart mailboxes so that I can have complete threads captured there together. Currently, I have to remember to tag my replies manually for this to work, and I often forget to do so. This could be solved automatically if there were an option for Replies to inherit tags from the parent message. I don't know of a way to implement this within MailMate's existing functionality, but it would be a useful feature for me.


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  • Nicholas Sloan

    Nicholas Sloan January 4th, 2019 @ 01:57 PM

    Not sure why this request received no answers.
    +1 from me. Thanks,

  • benny

    benny January 18th, 2019 @ 02:08 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “accepted”

    This is essentially how the Muted feature works, but it's not (yet) a general feature.

    As a workaround you might be able to utilise something like this on your Sent Messages mailbox:

    Condition: Thread-ID is in [Smart mailbox with tagged messages] Thread-ID
    Action: Tag with the same tag

    You'll need one for each tag.

  • benny

    benny January 18th, 2019 @ 02:10 PM

    @Nicholas: Unfortunately, I have many unanswered tickets. Typically from periods where I've been overwhelmed by feedback. (Right now I'm working my way back new tickets added during my vacation.)

  • Nicholas Sloan

    Nicholas Sloan January 18th, 2019 @ 03:00 PM

    Thanks Benny. No criticism intended, and the rule solution looks perfect.

  • beideman

    beideman June 24th, 2019 @ 07:52 PM

    i've this same request - tagging sents. but i don't think i got it. let me try to explain [to myself].

    if the sent message was a reply that was tagged benny's trick works.

    but if the sent is a new message, it tags all of those also.

    this is what seemed to happen for me


  • Seamus

    Seamus October 23rd, 2019 @ 05:48 PM

    I would also like this feature.

    The rules type solution above would be OK if it didn't needed to be added for each tag. An alternative would be a checkbox in Tag settings for "Replies inherit all tags", which would auto-add them in the compose window, and you could then edit if desired.


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