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Re: thread reading in kmail - howto?


I wanted to thank those that responded. The advice was very useful and I am 
now able to navigate the lists effectively. I don't see a batching option, or 
thread delete on kmail  -  yet. But Now I just read thru the thread and 
select it and use the 'd' key. Very nice.

thanks again.

On Thursday 24 May 2001 12:29, David Bishop wrote:
> 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.
> HTH,
> D.A.Bishop
> 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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