I removed the word 'desperately' from the tracker. We do understand how things work, yet sometimes there's a very long wait for even code fixes. We will probably get this build by a third party.
The tracker is posted to keep track on wanted functionality within Moodle. If the MUA picks it up, then we are happy, but we not always have the luxury of waiting for the fix.
I voted for MDL-40779 and will be watching it from now on.