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Group e-mails like conversation #499

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rcubetrac opened this issue Nov 29, 2005 · 64 comments
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Group e-mails like conversation #499

rcubetrac opened this issue Nov 29, 2005 · 64 comments

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Nov 29, 2005

Reported by rafaelfpviana1 on 29 Nov 2005 12:58 UTC as Trac ticket #1369135

It would be lice to group the e-mails like
conversation, just like gmail.

Keywords: gmail conversations group threaded
Migrated-From: http://trac.roundcube.net/ticket/1369135

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Sep 12, 2006

Comment by Mikos on 12 Sep 2006 19:32 UTC

Please, add this feature. I want to switch to RoundCube, but because email conversations are missing, I must stay with GMail (and I also know other people for which conversation view is really important).

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Sep 12, 2006

Severity changed by Mikos on 12 Sep 2006 19:32 UTC

=> critical

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Dec 18, 2006

Comment by info on 18 Dec 2006 11:11 UTC

This is very important feature. It would allow RoundCube compete with Gmail. I could help with some coding, I really want this feature available.

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Dec 18, 2006

Keywords changed by info on 18 Dec 2006 11:11 UTC

gmail conversations group

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Jan 10, 2007

Comment by SteveE on 10 Jan 2007 17:24 UTC

This is also known "Group by Treads" or "Threaded View"
It would be a great option to have that could be set in the Personal Settings

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Feb 22, 2007

Milestone changed by mtu on 22 Feb 2007 13:41 UTC

=> later

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented May 10, 2007

Comment by eklitzke on 10 May 2007 07:13 UTC

Has any progress been made on this?

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented May 10, 2007

Keywords changed by eklitzke on 10 May 2007 07:13 UTC

gmail conversations group

gmail conversations group threaded

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented May 19, 2007

Comment by rogerpueyo on 19 May 2007 14:51 UTC

It would be very useful, surely.

SquirrelMail, Mutt, and other clients already have this feature, so maybe some code or some ideas could be grabbed from them.

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Dec 4, 2007

Comment by kraymer on 4 Dec 2007 13:17 UTC

Seconded. With several mailing lists in my inbox folder(s) I'd really appreciate this feature too.

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Jan 7, 2008

Comment by tensor on 7 Jan 2008 00:44 UTC

Another vote for this feature.

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Feb 24, 2008

Comment by epkphoto on 24 Feb 2008 06:06 UTC

I'll add my vote for this feature as well.

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Mar 23, 2008

Milestone changed by seansan on 23 Mar 2008 11:23 UTC

later => 0.4-beta

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Jun 16, 2008

Comment by @alecpl on 16 Jun 2008 13:47 UTC

Duplicate of #1424907

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Jun 16, 2008

Status changed by @alecpl on 16 Jun 2008 13:47 UTC

assigned => closed

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Jun 16, 2008

Milestone changed by @alecpl on 16 Jun 2008 13:47 UTC

0.4-beta => later

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Jun 23, 2009

Comment by zargon on 23 Jun 2009 20:32 UTC

Threaded view and conversation view are not the same. This is not a duplicate of 1424907. In threaded view, you must still open each message of a thread separately. In conversation view, all messages of a thread are displayed simultaneously.

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Jun 23, 2009

Status changed by zargon on 23 Jun 2009 20:32 UTC

closed => reopened

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Jun 23, 2009

Severity changed by zargon on 23 Jun 2009 20:32 UTC

critical => major

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Aug 7, 2011

Comment by bilbo on 7 Aug 2011 13:31 UTC

This would be really nice to have, there are not many mail clients or opensource webmails having the conversation view (the only one I can think of is development version of Thunderbird)

As roundcube already have some grouping into conversations, it should not be very hard:

Instead of showing [+] in threaded view, in conversation view it could show number of emails in the conversation (similarly to gmail) -> should be easy

The rest of the messages from that thread won't be shown.

Opening first message from the thread (actually, the only one visible) will then open entire conversation. As in gmail, messages that are read can be collapsed and unread messages can be initially shown. -> won't be so easy, but perhaps repeating the standard "message" component for every mail and putting it into collapsible div may do the trick.

Then once it is done there is some space for improvement - in gmail, you see list of senders, some of them in bold (unread) in the place of sender column, the date of conversation is date of last message in the thread, etc ... so perhaps adding some of these to roundcube may improve the usability of conversation view.

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Nov 8, 2011

Comment by abudden on 8 Nov 2011 15:11 UTC

Another vote for this feature. I use Roundcube on and off, but I think I would switch to it as the main email interface if it supported this. At the moment, I just get frustrated by the mess of emails in my inbox when compared to gmail's conversation view.

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Mar 29, 2012

Comment by poomerang on 29 Mar 2012 12:52 UTC

is there any chance of this being implemented at any point?

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Jun 16, 2012

Comment by cypriot on 16 Jun 2012 12:27 UTC

Please Please i am willing to donate 100$ for this feature , anybody out there please willing to donate Roundcube too...

And also the REad Receipt feature that Gmail now providing to business only it is marvelous idea and i am wwilling another 100$ for that too.

Please guys Please we need this Features urgently...

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Jan 3, 2013

Comment by codethief on 3 Jan 2013 18:31 UTC

Came here to bump this. :)

7 years already passed I wonder when this feature request will finally be considered important enough to implement it? There's a reason why GMail has become so popular. On the other hand, it's probably this feature (and the missing labels) that prevent many people from using RoundCube.

I would as well love to donate if someone implemented this.

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Apr 18, 2013

Comment by rroche on 18 Apr 2013 21:03 UTC

So I just registered to bump this.

Just installed Roundcube a few months ago, and this is the Number 1 feature request from my co-workers. Well that and shared calendars which it looks like I have to purchase from myroundcube.com, unfortunate but they need it, so it will be done.

Any ideas on where to start with this?

I am pretty familiar with PHP so I am going to go hunting, but a little push wouldn't hurt either.

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented May 1, 2013

Comment by bugsbane on 1 May 2013 14:54 UTC

Every 6 momths or so for the last few years I come back and check if this is in Roudcube yet. What amazes me is that NO foss webmail has this feature, despite it being one of the most popular improvements that differentiates Gmail over everything FOSS has to offer.

I hate using local clients, but I've been using Thunderbird for years now, purely because of their Conversations plugin, which is perfect (except for being local, rather than a web app).

Anyway, I appreciate all of the work that everyone has done in Roundcube to make it the best FOSS webmail today, and I hope that will extend to conversation view without having to wait too many more years.

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Jun 9, 2013

Comment by mikegioia on 9 Jun 2013 14:40 UTC

I would love this feature, too. It may be the only thing holding me back from my eventual GMail migration.

I'm a PHP/JS dev and I think I'll have some substantial free time this summer. If anyone on this ticket is interested in getting the ball rolling, I'd love to open the convo again.

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Jun 9, 2013

Comment by rizzopablo on 9 Jun 2013 16:28 UTC

I pick up the gauntlet. Let's do it Mike!

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Jun 9, 2013

Comment by votacom on 9 Jun 2013 16:46 UTC

+1

Now that PRISM went public, i more than ever try to get rid off Google/ Gmail to migrate to my home server and provide Webmail service to me and my friends/family. Conversation view is truly the only feature I'm missing.

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@rcubetrac rcubetrac commented Sep 11, 2013

Comment by Faldrian on 11 Sep 2013 20:55 UTC

I want to have a good replacement for GMail, but I have not found a webmail that does the workflow as good as GMail does.
Roundcube looks awesome and needs the conversation-view, because it's crucial to fast and informed communication (Nobody uses fullquotes anymore to keep track of the conversation).

Please consider putting effort into building this view-mode.

@rcubetrac rcubetrac added this to the later milestone Mar 20, 2016
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@alexis- alexis- commented May 27, 2017

This is an interesting feature.
What kind of workload does it entail ?

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@tkman26 tkman26 commented Jan 20, 2018

Very nice to have. I wonder how hard this would be? How easy is Roundcube to learn and modify? How willing will the community be to have this feature submitted by an unknown coder? I suspect if one starts to look at the code this is not trivial and that is why it has not been done.

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@rizzopablo rizzopablo commented Mar 16, 2018

This is the most important feature in order to improve usability. All other major webmails, including hotmail/outlook have implemented this, even Thunderbird has the feature vía addons.

It's really strange rc still didn't have conversations after so many years.

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@tasism tasism commented Nov 1, 2018

+1

These days where every major client (web or not) supports this, not having it is a show-stopper for further adoption.

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@sim6 sim6 commented Nov 1, 2018

I think a cross folder conversation view is essential.

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@HermesBote HermesBote commented Jan 30, 2019

So when does it come this beloved feature? Waiting for it since long!!! Can someone give me an update? Or does enybody know an alternative which implements this feature?

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@sattellite sattellite commented Jan 30, 2019

I think this thread is all the strength and all the weakness of open source. If you need it, do it yourself. But why? I can require implementation of it.

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@alexanderdd alexanderdd commented Feb 23, 2019

Hello,
I would like to increase priority & visibilty of this issue.

  • Can somebody add the label "help wanted" here?
  • In the milestone "later", this issue is at the very bottom. Can somebody move it to the top?
  • Can somebody add "real conversation view" at the beginning of the description of the milestone "later"? At the moment, there are features that in my opinion have muuuch lower priority: "Future releases will include features like Mobile/responsive skin Save/link attachments in cloud storage services Admin interface for managing users and settings Keyboard shortcuts for common actions Advanced search over all folders ...and more"
  • Maybe we can start collecting bounties for this? (How do roundcube devs propose to collect money?)

IMO, this is a must-have feature in 2019. I read in other forums that people stay with gmail etc because of the lack of open source webmail which has real conversation view (i.e. my own messages are part of the conversation view).
Roundcube could beat rainloop and horde at this and be the first open-source webmail client with real conversation view.

@sattellite I think open source also means to decide together what the priority is, what the community needs. If I could code it I would have already started.

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@Razva Razva commented May 8, 2019

Just as a note, we're not adopting RoundCube because the lack of this feature.

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@rizzopablo rizzopablo commented May 8, 2019

But ... most free projects which implemented conversations in the past... have died!

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@MasterDimmy MasterDimmy commented May 21, 2019

we still need it

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@derblub derblub commented Jul 29, 2019

What's the current status of this issue? It's really hard to see, with the migrated trac comments.
I guess a lot of people are still waiting for this to be implemented?

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@romansimakov romansimakov commented Dec 6, 2019

Absulutely amazing feature. I vote for it by my both hands!

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@ghost ghost commented Dec 6, 2019

Of the over 6,000 open (and closed) issues, this is the second most upvoted:

https://github.com/roundcube/roundcubemail/issues?q=sort%3Areactions-%2B1-desc

and after 14 years, not even a developer response. @alecpl or someone, can you advise? I would like to leave Gmail but this issue is a blocker.

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@bolsunovskyi bolsunovskyi commented Apr 9, 2020

Hey guys, I need such functionality for my organization too, so I tried to write plugin for this purpose, you can find it here: https://github.com/bolsunovskyi/rcube_threadchats
Will be glad to hear any feedbacks.
Currently you can see thread/chats only from receive-like folders (not from sent folder). Also top reply/forward/deletes buttons work not properly, for this purpose every message in thread has it's own button block.

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@q2dg q2dg commented Nov 8, 2020

Just as a note, we're not adopting RoundCube because the lack of this feature.

The same for us. It's a clear blocker

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@lazzzrus lazzzrus commented Nov 17, 2020

still need this feature

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@DrekiDegga DrekiDegga commented Dec 19, 2020

I would donate to a crowdfund for this feature.

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@mick-p1982 mick-p1982 commented Feb 3, 2021

Everyone! It's Feb. 2021, I found this feature already exists. It's just well hidden. Click on ... then Manage folders, then click on the Inbox folder, and change it from List to Threads, voila!

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@romansimakov romansimakov commented Feb 3, 2021

Everyone! It's Feb. 2021, I found this feature already exists. It's just well hidden. Click on "..." then Manage Folders, then click on the Inbox folder, and change it from List to Threads, voila!

It's not the same 😉

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@mick-p1982 mick-p1982 commented Feb 3, 2021

It's not the same 😉

Care to outline how exactly? Just for clarity as to what is expected from this ticket? I can see how it would be nice to be able to highlight the reply-chain and see it displayed all at once in the reading area.

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@romansimakov romansimakov commented Feb 3, 2021

Take a look at gmail

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@sim6 sim6 commented Feb 3, 2021

@mick-p1982 main ones:

  • All related emails in one page
  • Cross-folder related emails
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@mick-p1982 mick-p1982 commented Feb 3, 2021

It seems like it would be fine if the sent/received/sorted emails were transcluded into the thread listing. It is tedious to only be able to read one at a time.

All related emails in one page

Define "related"? I know maybe email doesn't implicitly have a strict reply structure, but the desire is to scope email to replies right? Nothing more? If there is any form of compression to reduce quotes in the email tails that could be criteria for grouping and date sorting.

I think you guys should make a fresh Issue in the current issue tracker since this one is imported from an old system, and there's probably a tracker the team uses. I think the problem here is likely no one has eyes on this topic/thread.

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@jivanpal jivanpal commented Feb 5, 2021

I think the problem here is likely no one has eyes on this topic/thread.

Paging assignee @thomascube

@roundcube roundcube locked as too heated and limited conversation to collaborators Feb 5, 2021
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