Sane thread handling in Mutt

02 Nov, 2005

A simple but important tip to make handling of threads in Mutt saner. From Nicholas Lee.

set sort=threads # default sort messages by thread
set sort_browser=reverse-date # showing mbox list default to newest first
set sort_aux=last-date-received # showing threads with youngest message last

This sorts threads so that they are sorted by the youngest message. Perfect for long discussions or obnoxious people who use reply instead of new.

As always my mutt config (and other dot files) are available.