For working in linux I can use evolution to access email from all 'corporate' server types: Outlook, Exchange, etc which is great. Often though with new e-mails in long threads, the only thing I see is the first thread. I get a much better view when I do View -> Collapse All Threads. Is it possible to do this by default?

This page seems to suggest that it can be set with gsettings get [or set] org.gnome.evolution.mail thread-expand but that seems to work only in 1 direction, i.e., force expanding not collapsing?

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On my Ubuntu 18 this command did the trick (by default, thread-expand is true)

gsettings set org.gnome.evolution.mail thread-expand false

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