[MlMt] Bounties

Benjamin Coddington bcodding at redhat.com
Fri May 27 05:04:34 EDT 2016

Hi Kee,

On 26 May 2016, at 23:43, Kee Hinckley wrote:

> First of all, I just want to say that Benny is amazing. I wrote [one 
> of the first multimedia email applications on 
> Unix](https://books.google.com/books?id=wBIEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA37&lpg=PA37&dq=alfalfa+poste&source=bl&ots=qTvRV7NFjj&sig=wjLRY1k1VdeBrumoNL-9tlsUuiA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjI0s--qvnMAhUU9GMKHcNRD5oQ6AEILjAD#v=onepage&q=alfalfa%20poste&f=false) 
> a long time ago, and for many years I've considered doing a more 
> modern one. MailMate makes that moot. It's an amazing application, and 
> with the new HTML features coming down the road, it's even more so.
> Secondly, I want to say that I've put my money where my mouth is, and 
> I'd like to encourage everyone else to do the same. I **live** in 
> email, and I'm sure many of you do. Benny is making his living doing a 
> really hard thing; writing an application that competes with something 
> that's available for free. MailMate will always be a niche application 
> targeted at hardcore mail users, and we need to support that. When 
> MailMate started supporting the features I needed to use it at work I 
> bought several extra licenses I didn't need. Because I **need** this 
> application, and I need Benny to be able to make a good living 
> supporting it. It was wonderful that I was able to hack MailMate to 
> work with HTML mail before. It's even _more_ wonderful that I don't 
> have to anymore. If you find MailMate invaluable for your work—and I 
> know many of you do—please contribute more.
> Thirdly, I want to put out a bounty for the one feature I'm missing. 
> I'll pitch in an additional $100 when MailMate supports sorting 
> threaded messages sorted by the most recent item in the thread.

It already does this when sorting by Date fields with "Organize by 
enabled.  What am I missing?


> It's the one thing missing for me to use sorting by threads in my 
> inbox. Right now I use a very nice three pane solution someone 
> provided (and it's _amazing_ that MailMate can be extended that way), 
> that puts a separate "sort by subject" pane to one side, and I leave 
> my inbox simply sorted by date, without grouping. That's almost what I 
> want, but not quite. I'd like to have my inbox display threads with 
> the most recent messages first, so that if someone replies to 
> something three weeks ago (and they do a lot), it doesn't get lost in 
> my 4000 message Inbox. If you feel similarly, please pledge your 
> support. And I encourage Benny to set up a way for people to vote for 
> feature with their wallet. This is an amazing product, and I can't 
> work without it.
> Thank you Benny._______________________________________________
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