User-Agent: Opera/6.05 (Windows 2000; U) [en] Build Identifier: It would be convenient if newly-stored Draft or Unsent messages were marked as Unread. This would make it easier to remember these items are present, as the folders are not generally the folders one visits. In particular, this would provide feedback for unexpectedly Unsent messages (mentioned as desirable in Bug 82998) or for inexperienced users creating Drafts (mentioned as desirable in Bug 90953). I find myself doing this step manually whenever I can remember to; having it automatic would be v. useful. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
Summary: (rfe) Mark new items in Unsent and Drafts folders to Unread → Mark new items in Unsent and Drafts folders to Unread
Agreed, I really do miss this, especially with the Unsent folder. I keep forgetting I've put some messages in there.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Hardware: PC → All
I would also like to see this feature added, but I will add that it should be implemented in such a way so that the messages are not marked as read when you go back and look at them later. MS Outlook works this way. Any message in the Drafts folder does not get automatically marked as read when previewed or opened for editing. The only way to mark a draft as read is to purposefully do it yourself. (Right-click the message in the message list and choose "Mark as Read" from the pop-up menu.) I would like to see this kind of behavior in Moz Mail/TB.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 67267 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
reopening. this was marked a dupe of a bug that was WONTFIXED well over 3 years ago. I would like this issue to be readdressed rather than shelved by a sly DUP'ing. Many people are requesting this feature and it is common in other mail clients such as Outlook.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
Also note that the other bug (Bug 67267) was about "Sent/Unsent/Drafts" - this bug specfically addresses the Unsent/Drafts issue. (Seems obvious to me that we wouldn't want Sent messages marked unread, but that's an issue for another bug)
Alec, if you are ok with us just marking it as unread when we save it and not trying to prevent it from getting marked as read when you view it later, then this would be really cheap to do. Probably just a couple lines of code.
Assignee: sspitzer → mscott
Status: REOPENED → NEW
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.8alpha
yeah, that would be ideal..
Thanks, Alec! When I opened this bug, I intended only that the Unsent/Drafts be marked Unread when first stored in the folder. While I see the potential usefulness, per comment 3, of having them never be marked read (at least, by viewing them in the preview pane), that's something I can manage myself.
Created attachment 145749 [details] [diff] [review] possible fix After doing this, David and I decided we really don't want this behavior on by default and having UI for this seems like useless UI cluter. I think the comprise might be to do this just for the Local folder unsent message case. A simplified patch that does it just for local unsent coming up.
Created attachment 145751 [details] [diff] [review] better fix Working from a tip from David, here's a slightly better fix for the case where the message is getting saved to an IMAP drafts folder.
Attachment #145749 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Comment on attachment 145751 [details] [diff] [review] better fix for 1.8....
Does the different remote-folder implementation in the "better fix" mean that messages in Drafts folders will be 'unread' after all?-- that is, that contrary to comment 10 it's OK to have this requested behavior by default? The new fix sure looks like it's handling the Drafts case.
Created attachment 145758 [details] [diff] [review] even better fix after talking to David, this is a much simpler way to do it for the local folder case.
Attachment #145751 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #145758 - Flags: superreview?(bienvenu)
Comment on attachment 145758 [details] [diff] [review] even better fix looks good.
Attachment #145758 - Flags: superreview?(bienvenu) → superreview+
So what about someone like me that doesn't use Local Folders?
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago → 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
this is fixed/changed for both imap and local folders - if it turns out that people don't like this new default behaviour, we might have to re-evaluate.
I can verify that new messages stored to Drafts (in a POP account) or Unread are marked as new; I see this in Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040413 However (I hesitate to mention...) I don't see a 1.7 approval for this patch. Is my nightly actually a proto-1.8 trunk build? I'm also seeing inconsistent updating of the Drafts and Unsent Folders items in the Folder pane. Usually, they update right away; sometimes, I need to select the folder before the unread count increments (and before the folder goes bold, if it contained no unread items previously). I'll open another bug for that after I've had a chance to play with it some more.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
I just realized this wasn't checked into the aviary 1.0 branch
I was talking to Seth today, and he suggested that instead of marking drafts unread it may make more sense to just make the folder bold if it contains drafts. That way users are reminded of the existence of unfinished drafts without overloading the meaning of "unread".
we should be able to have a css rule for the folder pane that says: "if it's a drafts folder and it has messages, make it bold (or what ever)". we should log a spin of bug about fixing this to do it that way, and not overload unread this way. one problem with overloading unread is messages could get marked unread, and then you'd have the same problem.
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