[Users] [Bug 2939] New: Date and Thread date switched around.

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            Bug ID: 2939
           Summary: Date and Thread date switched around.
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: Claws Mail
           Version: 3.8.0
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: P3
         Component: UI/Message List
          Assignee: users at lists.claws-mail.org
          Reporter: antithesisx at yandex.com

The threaded message view is assumed. It seems to me like the sorting options
Date and Thread date as accessible from the View menu, have misleading names.
When Thread date is chosen, the intuitive behaviour is that the messages are
sorted by how old the first message in the thread is - alas, this is what
determines the age of the _thread_. When the messages are simply sorted by
date, one would assume that threads with new messages get bumped to the top,
because the thread is 'fresh' again. However, these two are switched around:
Date only looks at the first message's date, and Thread date takes the newest
message into account.

I would like to give a suggestion about defaults as well. If only the oldest
message in a thread is taken into account, it becomes easy to overlook
important mails, because one doesn't usually scroll through the whole list of
messages, but rather, people just look at what's on top. That's why I listed
this as a major bug. My suggestion is to keep the default sorting option to
Date, but give it the appropriate behaviour.

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