Another way to organize messages in a folder besides threading (see Viewing Message Threads) or using full-text indexed searches (see Searching Through Messages) is by limiting the folder display to messages that are similar to the current message.
Display cheat sheet for the commands of the current prefix in
Limit to messages in the ‘tick’ sequence
Limit to messages with the same ‘Cc:’ field
Limit to messages with the same ‘From:’ field
Limit to range (
Limit to messages with the same ‘Subject:’ field
Limit to messages with the same ‘To:’ field
Remove last restriction (
All of the limiting commands above refine the display in some way.
The commands / c (
mh-narrow-to-cc), / m
mh-narrow-to-from), / s (
and / t (
mh-narrow-to-to) restrict the display to
messages matching the content of the respective field in the current
message. However, you can give any of these a prefix argument to edit
pick expression used to narrow the view49.
You can also limit the display to messages in the ‘tick’ sequence
with the command / ' (
See Using Sequences, for information on putting message into the
‘tick’ sequence. Use the / g (
command to limit the display to messages in a range (see Ranges).
Each limit can be undone in turn with the / w (
command. Give this command a prefix argument to remove all limits.