Date doesn't fit in email list for long senders


The date in the email list is not fully visible when the sender name/address is too long (either long email address, long display name, or multiple senders). The problems gets more noticeable when the date field also includes the time.

To Reproduce…

Steps to reproduce the behavior:

  1. Open Mailspring
  2. Play with the width of the email list pane to see how the date field gets trimmed from the right if the sender info and the date don’t fit.

Expected Behavior

I think it would be more useful if the date field had preference over the sender field, so that only the sender field would be trimmed if there is no enough space for both.


View when the pane width is large enough:
Screenshot from 2021-04-25 18-13-28

View when the pane width is not large enough:
Screenshot from 2021-04-25 18-13-41


  • OS and Version: Debian 10
  • Installation Method: Downloaded the 64-bit .deb from the website.
  • Mailspring Version: 1.9.1