[MlMt] How does Mute work?
Benny Kjær Nielsen
mailinglist at freron.com
Tue Jan 17 09:59:13 UTC 2012
On 16 Jan 2012, at 23:47, James Pearson wrote:
> I'm not clear on how "Mute" is suppose to work?
I'm glad you ask since it's not really documented. I'll put something
similar to the following description in the manual. Since I'm not
currently using the feature myself then I may have forgotten some of the
details (it may even be buggy):
It is a mailing list oriented feature. When a message is muted it
affects all replies for the message arriving in the future. Two actions
* Replies to muted messages are automatically muted themselves and
marked as read.
* If the muted parent is in a different mailbox (for example, because it
has been archived or deleted) then the replies are moved to the same
The result of this is that a muted message triggers future messages
received in the same thread to be handled automatically. The purpose is
to more easily follow a high traffic list by letting you decide that you
no longer want to see messages in a given thread.
There is an exception though. If a message in the subthread is addressed
directly to one of your known identities then the muting is
automatically disabled. I can see in the code that I do not stop the
muting if the subject changes. I should probably do that as well.
The feature is implemented by setting an IMAP keyword named `$Muted` on
muted messages. When a new message arrives, MailMate looks for this
keyword in the parent message.
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