[Users] [Bug 2939] make Sort By/Thread Date the default

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Wed Jul 2 16:16:26 CEST 2014


--- Comment #15 from andré <andr55 at laposte.net> ---
(In reply to comment #13)
> (In reply to comment #12)
> > It would be REALLY interesting to see the use case for a thread sorted by
> > the oldest date.
> > It is hard to imagine a sane user of threads wanting anything other than
> > sort by the most recent email in the thread.
> > Imagine that someone replies to a thread that is a few weeks old, after
> > maybe 50 emails already filtered to the same mailbox.  Never seen, even if
> > it might be urgent to respond to.
> > It is indeed a major dysfunction.
> That almost sounds REALLY smart until you realise that by default Claws
> selects the first new email on entering a folder.

In my tests, I found emails "lost" as I suggested.  Only by total chance did I
encounter such emails.  So obviously your "default" can't be relied on.

It still would be interesting to see any use case for sorting threads by the
oldest email.  If you can't suggest one, evidently many users would appreciate
a revised default thread sort order.

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