Wrong sorting - please help me debug this

Mark Edwards mark at antsclimbtree.com
Fri Jul 21 03:38:59 CEST 2006


On Jul 20, 2006, at 6:25 PM, Jim Pingle wrote:

> Michael Bueker wrote:
>> before I file a ticket, I'd like to find out a little more about what
>> might be causing this - so please help me :)
>>
>> This is SVN revision 247:
>>
>> When sorting by date (displaying Messages 1 to 64 of 1211) with the
>> arrow in the "Date" column pointing up (sorry forthis, but I really
>> can't figure out how it's _supposed_ to be sorted...), the sorting is
>> pretty much random I'll give you a little overview:
>>
>>  1  Sun 14:50         (Source: Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 14:50:51 +0200)
>>  2  09.02.2006 17:14  (Source: Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2006 16:14:58 +0100)
>>  3  10.02.2006 18:47  (Source: Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 17:47:48 +0100)
>>  4  17.03.2006 18:11  (Source: Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 17:11:25 +0100)
>> ..
>> 15  12.07.2006 14:51  (Source: Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 14:51:53 +0200)
>> 16  Tue 14:04         (Source: Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 14:04:36 +0200)
>> 17  11.01.2006 12:20  (Source: Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 11:20:53 +0100)
>> ..
>> 62  12.07.2006 14:37  (Source: Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 14:37:47 +0200)
>> 63  Sat 19:54         (Source: Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 19:54:03 +0200)
>> 64  Sun 14:53         (Source: Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 14:53:13 +0200)
>>
>> This happens with both Pretty Dates on and off, and in several  
>> folders
>> in a similar way.
>>
>> I hope this helps!
>
> Could it be your IMAP server returning them in this order? What  
> IMAP server
> are you using?
>
> I'm using Courier on one of my RC setups, and in a couple  
> rudimentary tests,
> it sorted properly. I took a really old message and stuck it in a  
> folder,
> and checked it in Thunderbird and Roundcube - When sorted by date  
> in RC it
> was in the proper order, and in TB it has an option to sort by  
> received
> order, and in that case it showed up last, as it was the 'newest'  
> entry in
> the folder. So for me it appears to be working fine with Courier.
>
> Also, are those message dates right? If you view the source of those
> messages that are in the middle of the list, and check the headers,  
> do the
> times the server received the message match up with what's reported  
> in the
> Date field? Just curious.
>
> Jim

Just to add fuel to this fire, I'm transitioning from Cyrus 2.2 to  
Dovecot, and the same mailbox in both sorts all wrong with Cyrus, and  
just fine with Dovecot.

The same mailboxes display and sort properly in Thunderbird when  
coming from both server software.

--
Mark Edwards






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