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Flapjack
Making moves
Status: New idea

I have looked at the Addons available in regards to Threads but they do not address the fundamental issue of being able to manipulate Threading.
By this I mean you should be able to:
1. Select an email and make it a 'Root' Thread so that subsequent emails in response (be it sent as a reply or received as a response) will treat that email as the beginning of the Thread.
2. Select an email and move it to be threaded to any email with an earlier time stamp. 
This could be an email already part of a Thread but it would be a 'branch' of that Thread. See screenshot attached which is from the Virtual Access email software.
3. Unthread an email from a Thread, so that it became a stand alone email, unthreaded and not a Root email, meaning subsequent responses will not be threaded to it unless the user chose to physically thread an email as in 1 & 2 above.
4, Any other Thread manipulation you can think of, provided 'Threading' is selected as being operational.
5. After 'Moving' or 'Copying' an email from one Folder to another, be able to manipulate the threading in any way mentioned above.
Hopefully this could be a functionality in the upcoming release of 'Supernova'
I feel so passionately about this that I would be willing to donate a couple of thousand or more $s if it fully came about as part of the app and not some addon which might fail with new releases.
Most of the above is a copy of a reply I made in the 'Discussion' forum regarding Threads.

13 Comments
mikwit
New member

These are great ideas!

Threading of all emails in the folder sucks! But being able to thread single messages would be awsome.

By default I have threading off because it is much easier to handle emails by dates and threading messes it completly.

However I have used a threading function which became unavailable some time ago. Clicking right click on the message and "show thread" - this was awsome because I could easily reach and check all corresponding messages including replies. I miss this feature a lot and hope it will come back!

regards

mikwit

Toolworker
Strollin' around

I support this idea. But mostly what I would use it for is (1) starting a new thread when I want to reply but change the topic, and (2) sending a new message to a group of email addresses by doing a reply-all to another message they were all on.

Both of these could be accomplished by having a change in the subject line start a new thread. It would be simple to implement. It could also be made a user option.

I've posted that as a separate idea, and suggested in that post that people also support this idea.

MattAuSupport
Familiar face