[Users] [Bug 3288] New: Set default message view NOT threaded.

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Sat Sep 20 02:14:51 CEST 2014


            Bug ID: 3288
           Summary: Set default message view NOT threaded.
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: Claws Mail
           Version: 3.8.0
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P3
         Component: UI/Message List
          Assignee: users at lists.claws-mail.org
          Reporter: bs27975 at gmail.com

Personally, I hate threading, but that's my use case.I keep up with my e-mail /
conversations on the go. [And not everybody 'gets' threading / most fail to
change the subject line when hijacking threads.]  Back in my NNTP days, though,
where I might not keep up with every list every hour, threading had its place,
for me.

I have just migrated a couple of mailboxes to claws-mail. VERY painful process
- given the thousands of messages, this is situation normal. Regardless of the
mail client, migration takes an irritating amount of time, nothing unique to CM
in that.

However, the process of migrating is made worse / more painful / takes longer
due to the default message list view of threading.

This, IMO, makes the CM out of box experience worse than it could be. Could the
default message list view not be threaded, please. Further: When migrating, one
is looking to see things are working / it's working at all / progress - so, for
example, one watches the messages coming in and probably follows the dates to
get a sense of progress. Threading throws this all off. [It's all well and good
to see 42 messages of 4,000, say, have been processed - it is a bit more
informative to see that import is up to about a month ago. A user will have a
sense of how much e-mail was received in the last month, and thus a theoretical
sense of how much longer an import might take.]

I sure get, once imported, threading may be preferable, thus the current
ability to change views is more than sufficient. (Thank you all!)

Additional Enhancements:

- thread view default (at folder creation) could be a configuration option,
left off at install. [Let's one leave off during migration, turn on globally
for subsequent folder creations.]

- could a thread view indicator / icon be added, please? Perhaps left of toggle
quick search bar icon?

After / during migration I had to click on each folder, take my hands off
keyboard (pressing arrow keys to transit folder list), mouse to click on view,
examine threaded status, and click or not as appropriate to turn off.

This gets very old very quickly. Being able to click on each folder (if that's
what I'm left to do / current situation), see this icon, click it if necessary,
then click next folder, would have been much easier.

Thanks for listening.

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