[kde-linux] Threading not working after upgrade (kmail)

Thomas Taylor linxt at comcast.net
Fri Nov 20 05:48:42 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 17 November 2009 04:11:54 am Duncan wrote:
> Thomas Taylor posted on Mon, 16 Nov 2009 15:32:59 -0800 as excerpted:
> > Has anyone else had the problem of threading stopping working after
> > upgrading? I recently upgraded openSUSE from 11.1 to 11.2 version which
> > upgraded kde from 4.1 to 4.3 (release 6).  Upon starting kmail, I
> > noticed that new mail was coming in without threading messages.  I went
> > to the settings menu but can no longer find the threading choices.  Did
> > threading get eliminated?
> Threading isn't eliminated, but the sorting is somewhat different now, by
> default.  I'm still getting used to the idea and am not sure I like it.
> We'll see.  It is possible to return to the old sorting if desired,
> however.  I have mine customized to (I think) a sort of mix of the old
> and new.
> The default now is a data-based sort, with daily for a week, two weeks by
> week, then by month and year.  But you can thread that if desired, and I
> believe that's what I did with customization.   There's a search bar at
> the top of the message list pane, with a row of icons to the right.
> That'd be the 4th icon, select aggregation mode.  I setup a custom mode
> (configure, at the bottom), called "Current activity, threaded".  The
> description I set as follows:
> This view uses smart date range groups with the most recent group
> displayed on top. Messages are threaded and the most recent is displayed
> again on top. The group for a thread is selected by the most recent
> message in it. So for example, in "Today" you will find all the messages
> arrived today and all the threads that have been active today.
> Under groups and threading, I have grouping by smart date ranges (of
> thread leaders), expand recent groups, threading perfect by references
> and subject (do note that by subject will have some false-positive
> threading, while not doing so will get you some orphans due to broken
> mail clients), thread leader by most recent message, thread expand with
> unread or important.
> On the advanced tab is only one option, which I don't think I touched.
> You can favor interactivity (it checks to see if you're trying to cancel
> or something more often, slowing it down, this is the default I believe
> and what I have), or speed (less responsive but faster), or batch mode
> (as I understand it, this should be fastest, but will basically make
> kmail unresponsive while it sorts).
> > I also noticed that I can no longer save address information by right
> > clicking on the message in the message list.  What gives?
> I hadn't noticed that, but you can still save the address info from the
> context menu if you right click on the appropriate header in the message
> pane or window if you use a separate window for message display.  Or at
> least that's how 4.3.3 works.
That took care of it.  Thanks

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