[RCD] Adding recent messages to the list

Chris January chris at atomice.net
Thu Apr 8 18:08:21 CEST 2010


On Thu, 08 Apr 2010 10:35:55 +0200, "A.L.E.C" <alec at alec.pl> wrote:
> Chris January wrote:
> 
>> The "Add recent messages on top of the list" could easily make the
>> current
>> view inconsistent both in non-threaded mode (e.g. mailbox might be
sorted
>> with oldest mails first, but then a new mail arrives and is put at the
>> top
>> of the list), and in threaded mode (same problems, and messages that
are
>> part of a thread aren't inserted into the thread).
> 
> But if this will be an option user will have a possibility to disable 
> this "inconsistent" behaviour. Now, he can't.

Sorry, if it wasn't clear, I was proposing removing the feature altogether
(as you and Alain have already +1'ed). Then no option is needed.

>> The main benefit of adding recent messages to the top of the list is
that
>> you can find them easily. So how about not adding this option, but
making
>> new messages easy to discover another way. For example, add a hyperlink
>> above the message table "1 new message", and then clicking on it would
>> select the new message.
> 
> I don't know if we need a new feature while we have now a filter with 
> "Unread" position.

If, like me, you leave lots of messages unread in a mailbox then the
Unread filter is not sufficient to take you to new messages.

Regards,
Chris

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