#548 accepted
conner (at metacloud)

Inconsistent Sort Order

Reported by conner (at metacloud) | December 19th, 2013 @ 10:49 PM

Clicking repeatedly on the "Date Received" column header switches between ascending and descending sort of threads, as expected.

However, the sorting within each thread is unaffected by this, and is always ascending. This results in some incredibly unclear inconsistency, as message order switches back and forth between and within threads.

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  • benny

    benny December 20th, 2013 @ 08:29 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “accepted”

    The problem is that MailMate uses strict threading. Every pair of parent-child in the outline is a message and its reply. In this model, it is impossible to have a meaningful newest-at-top sorting since the child is always newer than the parent. It was implemented with newest-at-bottom in mind.

    What is needed is a different threading mode which is similar to the “grouped” threading of other email clients. This groups related messages with a single nesting level and therefore makes it more natural to sort in reverse. Such a threading mode is on the todo. I cannot provide a time frame, but it's a frequent request. I'll use this ticket to track any progress on the issue.

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