[RCU] Emails threads like gmail

Kaz Kylheku kaz at kylheku.com
Wed Mar 2 01:37:52 CET 2011

On Wed, 2 Mar 2011 00:43:14 +0300, Алексей Сундуков
<public-mail at alekciy.ru> wrote:
> Greate thanks! I turn on "Threads" (in russian interfaсe "Обсуждения"
> and I think that this is the wrong translation) in "List view mode"
> and now inbox view like gmail. But I not see sending mails in thread,
> only incoming mails.

That's simply because the outgoing mails are in different folders.
Your sent mails are in Sent.

If you want to see a threaded conversation, you have to sort your
related incoming and outgoing mail into the same folder.

RC doesn't have great automation for this, but when composing an
e-mail, you do have control over where it is filed. By default
it goes to the Sent folder, but if you click on the "Gear" icon,
you get a popup where you can nominate a different folder.

Suppose I have a filter set up whereby all mail received from Bob
goes into the Bob folder.  When replying to Bob, I can click on
that menu and tell RoundCube to save my outgoing mail in the Bob
folder rather than the Sent folder.

If I forget to do this, I can go to my Sent folder and manually
sort all my sent mail into appropriate folders. RC makes it fairly
easy since you can select multiple messages with shift+click and drag 
them to their destination folder, so it's not a big deal.

Hope this helps.

P.S. I do a similar thing in Microsoft Outlook at work, except I was
able to create a rule such that when I'm replying to a message in some
folder, the sent message is saved in the same folder.

I have replaced my OutLook "Inbox" with an "InOutBox". All mail that is
not sorted elsewhere goes into InOutBox, and if I reply to it, then my
reply also goes into InOutBox.

Bingo, complete threads in one place.

How hard would it be to make this a RC feature? "Checkbox: when
in this folder, file the sent message here".

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