order received column is confusing and unwieldy

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enhancement
16 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: jbs, Unassigned)

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Description

16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624

The order received column for local (and pop) mailboxes appears to contain
something like a byte offset.  This is both confusing to end users and very
wide, making the column inconvenient to use.  Much better would be the sequence
number for the message in the mailbox.  Note that IMAP mailboxes already work
this way.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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Comment 1

15 years ago
rather than changing the number somehow, it might be better to just use a date,
which is bug 166254 (and the related bug 190337).

I'm not sure there's a benefit in having this as a separate report.
Severity: normal → enhancement
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: PC → All
Product: Browser → Seamonkey

Updated

14 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail
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Comment 3

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
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This still affects current builds - version 1.5 Beta 1 (20050914)

This 'enhancement' is still relevant as the 'order received' column is still a
large number without much meaning.

The order received column doesn't serve much purpose - I agree with comment #1
that an order received date would be more useful which is addressed in a
separate bug.
(Reporter)

Comment 4

13 years ago
I still prefer order received as an ordinal because the column is a lot smaller than a date (in most 
mailboxes it will be a four, or at most five, digit number), and in Apple's mail client the column headers is 
just "#".  That said, things like virtual folders argue strongly for a date.

Updated

13 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Assignee: mail → nobody
QA Contact: esther → message-display
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