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I can't find a setting the makes Evolution display messages sent by me in thread view. I can find them in Sent folder, but I'd like them to be part of the normal threads.

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I don't know if the fact that I'm using Gmail's IMAP has anything to do with it. –  Tshepang May 22 '11 at 14:51
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You will need a couple of steps. Enable the threaded folder view with Ctrl+T. Then set "Include threads: all related" in the search folder configuration.

If you are using an SMTP server other than Gmail's you may need a further hack. You could bcc yourself at a plus extension of your Gmail address; something like "+threaded", then configure the external Evolution accounts to "Always bcc to" this address.

There is a detailed walk-through of this approach by Matt McCutchen on his blog.

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