User-Agent: lynx 5.5 (vision impaired version) Build Identifier: Mozilla Thunderbird 0.4 (20031205) on the main folder panel items are sorted case insensitively, but when you choose to subscribe to folders, items are sorted, first A-Z, then a-z. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. look at folder list in XP, sort order is equivalent to en_US 2. menu (right) click choose subscribe. 3. Note folder order in subscribe window sorted [hidden ("." files), A-Z, a-z] Actual Results: saw folders in "C" collating order Expected Results: consistent sorting order (equiv of LC_COLLATE=en_US under linux).
Can't find any older reports of this problem. Setting status to New.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Probably related somehow... I just upgraded to nightly snapshot from 6/28, and mail folders now sort ignoring non-letter prefix characters which I use to prioritize certain folders in my list. This relates to thunderbird's completely ignoring of the LANG and LC_COLLATE environment variables (in linux). If I set these to C, I expect that thunderbird sort mail folders according to the ASCII (or UTF-8) value of the letters, not according to some natural-language attempt. Either that, or let me have a custom sort order by dragging things around in the list.
Please disregard my earlier comment. I'll file a separate bug. As for the sort differences between "subscribed-only," and "all," I'm still seeing the fully case-and-prefix-insensitive sort on both (linux, 6/28 nightly snapshot).
I am seeing similar on Thunderbird 0.7 for the Mac - my problem is that I have a couple of folders with special names that I'd like to show up at the top, specifically _IN and _Process. Thunderbird 0.7 on Linux at work seems to sort them to the top, as does Mail.app on OSX, but Thunderbird on the mac puts them at the bottom.
(In reply to comment #4) > I am seeing similar on Thunderbird 0.7 for the Mac - my problem is that I have a couple of folders with > special names that I'd like to show up at the top, specifically _IN and _Process. Thunderbird 0.7 on > Linux at work seems to sort them to the top, as does Mail.app on OSX, but Thunderbird on the mac > puts them at the bottom. This very problem made me searching through the Bugzilla because I also prefer to use the underscore sign (_) to have subfolders sorted in a proper way. Recent releases of Mozilla and Thunderbird break this useful feature. I'd like to have it working again.
Ditto on the Mac inconsistency. I have an IMAP store I use in Thunderbird 1.0 from both Windows and Mac, and my attempt to force a sort order using a folder called [Whatever] sorts to the top of the list in Windows, bottom on Mac OSX.
This bug seems to still be around after being open for a while... I agree with the above post: I use characters to cause certain folders to sort higher (e.g. "!Customers" should come before "Additions" or whatever) and this is a nice feature. It works in Outlook and in other mail programs but Thunderbird (and Evolution, for that matter) seem to try to "know better". I think that something just as simple as an about:config switch to change folder sorting to asciibetical would be nice...
I'm seeing this bug. It's Thunderbird 18.104.22.168, on Fedora 10, on x86-64, installed via the Fedora package thunderbird-22.214.171.124-1.fc10.x86_64. Folder order is case-insensitive in the folder view at the left side of the mail window, but case-sensitive in the Subscribe dialog.
Still a bug in 126.96.36.199 (from 2010 02/29) Don't know if it is still a prob in newer stuff...
This bug is still in Thunderbird for version 52.1.1 on Windows It has caused us a fair amount of grief during debugging a mail folder sync problem, it appears that folders "aaa-test" are not showing up on the subscribe list because we can see them off to the left near the top of the IMAP mailbox, but have to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the Subscribe window (to the section below the hundreds of upper-CASE folder names) in order to see it. Please use consistent folder sort alogrithms in thunderbird ! :) p.s. thanks for a great product! Matt U of W Seattle, WA
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