From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:0.9.9+) Gecko/20020426 BuildID: 2002042608 If I choose "Sort by subject" the messages are sorted by subject, but there is no guarantee that the first message in the list is the first posted. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open mail folder containing multiple threads 2. Sort messages by Ascending Subject 3. Sort messages by Descending Subject Actual Results: 2. Subjects are correctly sorted in ascending order but messages with the same subject are not *properly* sorted by ascending date. 3. Subjects are correctly sorted in descending order but messages with the same subject are not *properly* sorted by descending date. Expected Results: IIRC, both Outlook and NS4 sort messages with the same subject by date in the same ascending or descending order as the subject. This makes it quite difficult to read threads sorted by subject. I use this sort order as a workaround to what I consider to be a quirk in mozilla's threaded mode. Threaded mode often breaks a subject into multiple threads scattered with different thread start dates. I'm not sure if that is a bug or if there is some logical reason behind it. Regardless, I hope that one or the other behaviour is rectified. This bug is identical to the closed (WORKSFORME) Linux bug 57520.
we use arrival order as our secondary sort, not date. If you sort by arrival order, can you see that the subject sort has arrival order as the tie-breaker?
Assignee: mscott → bienvenu
Component: Mail Back End → Mail Window Front End
no response from reporter, marking invalid.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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