Evolution mail supports threaded view for email threads. However, it shows the first message received at the "top" in the Messages list. How can I configure the system to show the latest received at the "top" of the conversation thread?

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Currently this is not possible. Check if the following gsetting is true (which it should be by default)
gsettings get org.gnome.evolution.mail thread-latest.
This still show you the first message at the "top" but uses the date of the latest message in a thread for sorting. See the bug tracker for more details and a workaround which makes the sorting a bit more intuitive: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/evolution/-/issues/862#note_758759

  • Still seeing this issue even after 4 years. any update on this? Commented Apr 25 at 22:18

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