[MlMt] Ordering of messages in a conversation
Benny Kjær Nielsen
mailinglist at freron.com
Sun Feb 3 13:30:33 UTC 2013
On 3 Feb 2013, at 14:14, Mateusz Parzonka wrote:
>> is it possible to change the message ordering in a conversation
>> (multiple emails selected and displayed sequentially)? The current
>> ordering sorts oldest messages first (up). I would like to have the
>> newest messages first. Is there a preference for this?
> At the moment i'm not quite sure about the ordering MailMate applies.
> I have all three mails in a thread selected. They are shown in the
> message view in this order:
> a) Received: Sun, 03 Feb 2013 03:31:57 -0800 (PST)
> b) Received: Sun, 3 Feb 2013 03:21:28 -0800 (PST)
> c) Received: Sun, 3 Feb 2013 04:11:40 -0800 (PST)
> Some email is out of order. It is reply, request, reply semantically,
> looking pretty strange.
It's not a real conversation view (that one is still on the ToDo). It is
a crude concatenation of the selected messages. The ordering is
determined by when the messages were fetched by MailMate, that is, it'll
often look like oldest-at-top, but if you view messages from multiple
mailboxes then the ordering won't make much sense.
Adding a better ordering is possible, but I'm not sure it's trivial (may
not be worth the effort considering all the other shortcomings of the
current multiple-messages-view). Do you use it a lot?
> I can provide screenshots. (In this context i've noted that the
> distortion mode does not distort the first message in a displayed
> selection [conversation], and does does not distort the addresses and
> the subjects of the other messages.)
Are you sure it's that weird? To me it looks like headers are simply not
distorted when viewing multiple messages.
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