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While mutt has set sort = threads to show threaded, "conversation" style messages, it doesn't display one's own replies in the threads. Instead, you have to change to the Sent folder to see your own messages. Is there any way to display one's own replies where they belong inside threads?

Edit: I found notmuch-mutt has some of the behavior I'm looking for. It defines a macro that looks at message-ids and can create a virtual folder to show an entire threaded conversation regardless of where each message lives. Out of the box it only works on search results. I'll have to do some more digging to figure out how it works and see if the same behavior can't be applied to regular mailboxes.

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Just save the send email in your current folder and not in the send folder? –  Ulrich Dangel Apr 11 at 23:00
    
But what happens if I reply on an email from my phone? –  aioobe Apr 13 at 11:09

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The common way to see your own messages in the threaded display, which makes sense, is done by sending a BCC to you.

I use

my_hdr Bcc: my@my.email.tld

and it works great.

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This looks like a plain ugly hack to me. Sending copies of all emails to myself just feels wrong. Especially if it is to accommodate for a poor viewing code in the email client. I often search my Gmail inbox and include things such as to:me. Using the approach you suggest messes this up. –  aioobe Apr 7 at 7:16
    
I did my own little investigation on this feature asked by OP and @aioobe and there seems to be no easy way to do that, so it's a good idea for a patch. There are already a number of patches written for mutt by various people. It would be a great feature to have, btw! –  Arkadiusz Drabczyk Apr 7 at 8:18
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Yes. I've started looking into writing a patch. I see it as a last resort though. (Same story for a 'mute' feature.) –  aioobe Apr 7 at 8:32

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