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Re: thread reading in kmail - howto?

On Thursday 24 May 2001 10:28, Jaye Inabnit ke6sls wrote:
>    Hello,
> I really like being able to thread messages on lists, but reading through
> them is next to impossible. I just finished re-reading the help files but I
> don't see any way to read the mail without jumping wildly through out read
> and unread messages.
> What I would like to do is have my mail sorted by date, then by threads.
> Now, the first thread that I come to is ok, the next will jump somewhere
> deep into un-read territory. Finally the next may or may not take me to the
> next thread. So my next unread message is lost in the depths of unread
> mails, instead of back to the top to continue reading in a linear date
> sorted fashion. Other mailers do this?
> Any help on reading mails with threading enabled would be much appreciated.
> I'm obviously missing the finer points of this code.
> tia

I think your major problem is that (it sounds like) you are deleteing each 
email as you read it.  When you do that, Kmail resorts all of the other 
messages in the thread, and splits stuff off/whatnot because the missing 
email can't be referenced anymore.  The work around is to read throughout the 
thread, and then delete in batches.  For instance, I read your email and then 
the reply by Hendrik before deleting either, because otherwise Hendrik's 
would have dropped four messages down to the bottom of my inbox.  Not 
optimal, but as long as kmail immediately moves deleted mail to the trash, 
instead of just "marking" them as deleted (like mutt), this will be an issue.



P.S. I'm not advocating a "mark for delete" paradigm.  I much prefer the 
current system.  But I do recognize the tradeoff :-)

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