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  1. #1
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    Default Mail threads or conversations

    Dear Open-Xchange cummunity,

    During some field testing of Open-Xchange on a 400 users one of the issues arising was the lack of mail-threading/conversations. Mail threading (for the ones who don't know already) is the grouping of a mail conversation (subject -> re-subject etc..) into a thread. According to the test-group this greatly enhances the usability and is the MAIN reason for NOT using Open-Xchang and sticking to other products like gmail or hotmail.

    Questions:

    * What is the opinion of the Open-Xchange development team about mail-threads regarding OX?
    * What is the opinion of the community (developers) about threading?
    * Is this already in the roadmap (if so: which edition?)
    * Did I miss something and it already exists? (make me happy!)

    Anyway,

    Kind regards,

    Robert Nagtegaal.

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    Hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by masikh View Post
    * What is the opinion of the Open-Xchange development team about mail-threads regarding OX?
    I just can talk for myself and i survived 15 years of IT and approx 5 million mails without ever using thread views
    However, while planning for post-6.20 features, this was one of the favorites of the OX staff in general

    Quote Originally Posted by masikh View Post
    * Is this already in the roadmap (if so: which edition?)
    http://www.open-xchange.com/de/misc/roadmap.html
    Planned for 6.22, Since this is a core feature, it'll be available for all editions.

    Quote Originally Posted by masikh View Post
    * Did I miss something and it already exists? (make me happy!)
    We made a layout-prototype. Looks awesome.

    Greetings
    Last edited by Martin Heiland; 04-18-2011 at 06:12 PM.

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    Hi Martin Braun,

    Sorry for my rather late reply, easter and all. But this is really good news. Do you need a beta tester? For now I'll just sit tide and wait it out, and smile at the brite light ahead.

    Kind regards,

    Robert.

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    Hi Robert,

    we're constantly releasing preview and snapshot packages, so these new features will be available to all before releasing a final version. Any beta-testing is very appreciated!

    Greetings

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    Hello Martin,

    Could you be so kind as to point me to the relevant packages? I am a bit overwhelmed by the sheer volume of packages.

    Kind regards,

    Robert Nagtegaal.

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    Hi Robert,

    When switching to another version (e.g. snapshot), it's a very good idea to update all packages. The snapshot repository is located here: http://software.open-xchange.com/OX6/snapshot/. Note that these packages contain a development version and are *NOT* meant for production usage.

    However, we shifted to start of 6.22 development a few weeks, so there are no updates regarding the 6.22 roadmap contained at the packages, yet.

    Greetings

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