#966 accepted
Roland Dobbins

Honor configured message-list order in message threads.

Reported by Roland Dobbins | November 13th, 2014 @ 12:43 PM

I have configured MailMate to present newer messages at the top of the message-list GUI (i.e., reverse order).

However, when I expand a thread, the thread is in standard chronological order, with focus on the very first message in the thread.

Thread display should honor whichever order is selected under MailMate preferences.

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  • benny

    benny November 13th, 2014 @ 11:18 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “accepted”

    It's not as simple as that. MailMate only has a strict threading mode showing all parent-child relationships in a multilevel hierarchy. This threading mode cannot easily be date-reversed. What is really needed is a different single-level threading mode, but unfortunately I haven't implemented that yet. It's already covered by other tickets, but I'll keep this one open as well until I have something to offer.

  • Eelco Chaudron

    Eelco Chaudron August 6th, 2018 @ 08:44 AM

    Tried to find the other ticket, but could not find it, so I'll add my comment here.

    I do like my threads to be ordered in oldest first even if I have my list of messages sorted in reverse order. However, I would like it to be really sorted on oldest first. I.e. not oldest none replied messages, and then replied messages.

    For example, when you review a large patchset you do not want to see them out of order because some of the messages in the thread are replied to.

  • benny

    benny August 8th, 2018 @ 08:02 AM

    @Eelco: So, if a single-level threading mode is implemented then you would like to be able to have the outer level and inner level sorted in opposite directions? I can make a note of that since I don't think this would technically be much of a problem. The hard part is probably how to best allow such a configuration option :)

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