An example headers view:
Date V Flgs From/To List Subject 06:32 Nu To Edmund Dantès GstDev Gstreamer-V4L2SINK ... 15:08 Nu Abbé Busoni GstDev ├> ... 18:20 Nu Pierre Morrel GstDev │└> ... 07:48 Nu To Edmund Dantès GstDev └> ... 2013-03-18 S Jacopo EmacsUsr emacs server on win... 2013-03-18 S Mercédès EmacsUsr └> ... 2013-03-18 S Beachamp EmacsUsr Re: Copying a whole... 22:07 Nu Albert de Moncerf EmacsUsr └> ... 2013-03-18 S Gaspard Caderousse GstDev Issue with GESSimpl... 2013-03-18 Ss Baron Danglars GuileUsr Guile-SDL 0.4.2 ava... End of search results
Some notes to explain what you see in the example:
mu4e-header-infofor the list of built-in fields. Apart from the built-in fields, you can also create custom fields using
mu4e-header-info-custom; see HV Custom headers for details.
mu4e-headers-time-format, respectively. In the example, we use
:human-date, which shows the time when the message was sent today, and the date otherwise.
mu4e-headers-fieldsas a more compact way to convey the most important information: it shows From: except when the e-mail was sent by the user (i.e., you) — in that case it shows To: (prefixed by To20, as in the example above). To determine whether a message was sent by you, mu4e uses the variable
mu4e-user-mail-address-list, a list of your e-mail addresses.
mu4etries to create a convenient shortcut for the mailing-list name; the variable
mu4e-user-mailing-listscan be used to add your your own shortcuts. You can use
mu4e-mailing-list-patternsto to specify generic shortcuts, e.g. to shorten list names which contain dots (mu4e defaults to shortening up to the first dot):
(setq mu4e-mailing-list-patterns '(``\\([-_a-z0-9.]+\\)\.lists\.company\.com'')))
mu4e-headers-search-hookis invoked, which receives the search expression as its parameter.
mu4e-headers-found-hookavailable which is invoked just after mu4e has completed showing the messages in the headers-view.
or you can use little graphical triangles; see
You can customize this by
changing the variable
mu4e-headers-from-or-to-prefix (a cons cell)
using Jamie Zawinski’s mail threading algorithm, https://www.jwz.org/doc/threading.html