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Alan Dobkin

Reply to wrong message when new mail arrives

Reported by Alan Dobkin | January 20th, 2023 @ 07:10 PM

My message lists are sorted chronologically with new mail appearing at the bottom. When I right-click (or control-click) on the last message in the list, sometimes a new message appears at the same moment I am selecting the Reply command from the pop-up menu. MailMate then opens a reply to the new message in the composition window instead of the one I had already selected.

This has happened to me surprisingly often lately, although I can't easily recreate it. If I can confirm the exact circumstances, I will post an update here. I think it started in a recent test build, since I don't recall it happening a few months ago, but that could be wrong. I tend to update to the latest test build whenever it is released. I am currently running 5934.

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  • Alan Dobkin

    Alan Dobkin January 20th, 2023 @ 07:49 PM

    Coincidentally, it just happened again after I opened this ticket. This time, I noticed it wasn't the last message in the list. When the new message appears, it pushes each existing message in the list up by one line. Although the original message remains selected, the next message is now in that same position in the list. MailMate opens that one in reply composition window instead of the one selected. I'm pretty sure this didn't happen in earlier test releases, but I don't know how far back it started.

  • Alan Dobkin

    Alan Dobkin January 27th, 2023 @ 05:05 PM

    FWIW, it looks like this issue is not just about replies. I noticed it also caused me to tag the wrong message as it got bumped up in the list. Most of these mistakes are easily reversible, but I'm concerned it may cause me to do something worse, like marking an important message as junk or replying too quickly to the wrong message. Incidentally, I am running the latest test build, which is now Beta version 5937.

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