User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040316 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040316 Not all messages are equally important. Mail notification only states how many non-junk messages have been received per account. It does not take message filter results into account. This means that the user may break from productive work in another program, switch to Mozilla Mail, only to find that the mail was, say, filtered into a 'Newsletters' folder. If notification waited until the message filters had run for that account, then totalled how many messages ended up in which folder, it could show the user that information. The user then knows if it's worth checking their inbound mail, or leaving it be. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
Basically Bug 91498
Sorry, but I don't see it relates to that bug -- this is a request for additional functionality to let notifications give a potted summary of *each* folder that has received e-mails after the message filters have done their work.
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Please keep this bug/RFE open. Better yet, someone please submit a patch!
To further clarify my interest in this bug/RFE, I do not use the message filters in TB, but I do extensive pre-delivery filtering with procmail on the server before it reaches my mailbox. Of course, I am using IMAP, since POP does not support multiple mailbox files/folders on the server. So, when I get new mail, it could be in one of many folders, and the current "new mail" notification is almost useless because then I have to go searching for which mail folder has a new mail icon. This bug/RFE would very much help address this problem by quickly identifying which folders have new mail. Ultimately, the best solution I have seen for this is the "cabinets" feature in Mulberry, which had a grouping to display only those folders that contain new mail. I have implemented something similar in TB using the "Saved Search" feature, but it is not a very elegant solution for this purpose. It actually works to display the new mail in all the folders I select in one place, but it takes them out of context. In other words, I can no longer seem them along with the threads they belong to in their actual mailbox file/folder.
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Another approach would be to have a simple control above the accounts/folders pane, toggling a 'show only those folders with unread messages' view. However that's still moving the issue to the main client window rather than addressing the notification popup.
Component: MailNews: Notification → MailNews: Message Display
QA Contact: stephend → search
Assignee: mail → nobody
QA Contact: search → message-display
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