Last folder created is missing on the recent folder list



a year ago
a month ago


(Reporter: lazlong, Unassigned)


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a year ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0
Build ID: 20170517122419

Steps to reproduce:

This is a small thing I had when I used Outlook/Outlook Express and I really miss on Thunderbird.

When you create a new folder under Outlook Express and afterward you select a message(s) and right click to move it to that folder, Outlook Express automatically moves the message(s) into the last folder created, on Thunderbird this feature is missing although I believe the folder should be listed on top of the "Recent" folders.

Actual results:

The new folder created is missing under the "Recent" folders.

Expected results:

I will try to describe what I need and how I used easily achieve this using Outlook Express:

1. I receive an order from a client, it includes several emails, such as order notification, payment notification and confirmation email.

2. I create a new folder named "order-001", and then I select the associated messages above.

3. I right click, select "Move To", the "order-001" folder appears on top as the default folder to move the messages to, I confirm and the messages are moved into that folder.

4. I receive a new order from a different client, again it includes several emails, I create a new folder named "order-002", move the messages to it as described above and so on.
Yeah, the design spec apparently didn't include this. I don't know if it was deemed undesireable, or just was omitted.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Component: Untriaged → Backend
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews Core
Version: 52 Branch → 52

Comment 2

a year ago
Thank you Wayne, is this something you can add please?

Comment 3

a year ago
Any chance you guys can add this please? I don't mind paying for it.
Sorry, I am not a programmer.  Unfortunately, we don't see positive effects from bounties.

Comment 5

a year ago
Thank you Wayne, is it possible to assign this to a programmer?


a month ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1489611

Comment 7

a month ago
Another implementation would be to add "new folder" to the "move to" and "copy to" menus so one can quickly create the new folder without jumping to a completely different menu and then returning to the message context menu.
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