Re: [Evolution] About "hide read messages"

On Sun, 2004-05-16 at 23:06, Andrew Conkling wrote:

I think what David is suggesting makes sense.  I assume he wants a way
of sorting messages and then, once they've been read, they disappear
from everyday view so that only any new messages that appear therein
would show up.  This seems like a valid folder option that one could
"tick" on or off, like "Threaded message view" or "Hide deleted

This is exactly what I'm suggesting.

Like most people, I started using Evolution after years of using other
email programs. Also like a lot of people, there are certain features of
the email package I've abandoned that I miss, and would love to see show
up some day in Evolution. This is one of them.

FWIW, Emacs Gnus (strictly speaking a newsreader, but widely used for
email as well) does this. After a message is read, it does not display
again unless you ask it to. It does not disappear immediately (which
would be pretty useless), but remains visible until you leave the
folder. Only when the folder is displayed again are the read messages

It's very convenient behavior for large-volume lists (like this one :-).

The unread messages vfolder, on the other hand, doesn't work on a
per-folder basis; it would be a tedious pain to create a new vfolder
(that would subsequently be inefficient in the folder pane) just for
this "viewing option".

Exactly right.


David Guertin
Library and Information Services
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753 USA

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