(vm.info)Grouping Messages

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Grouping Messages

   In order to make numerous related messages easier to cope with, VM
provides the command `G' (`vm-group-messages'), which groups all
message in a folder according to some criterion.  "Grouping" causes
messages that are related in some way to be presented consecutively.
The actual order of the folder is not altered; the messages are simply
numbered and presented differently.  Grouping should not be confused
with sorting; grouping only moves messages that occur later in the
folder backward to "clump" with other related messages.

   The grouping criteria currently supported are:
     Messages with the same subject (ignoring "Re:" prefixes) are
     grouped together.

     Messages with the same author are grouped together.

     Message with the same recipients are grouped together.

     Messages sent on the same day are grouped together.

     Message presentation reverts to physical message order of the
     folder (the default).

   If the variable `vm-group-by' has a non-`nil' value it specifies the
default grouping that will be used for all folders.  So if you like
having your mail presented to you grouped by subject, then put `(setq
vm-group-by "subject")' in your `.emacs' file to get this behavior.

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