User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10 StumbleUpon/1.998 Build Identifier: Thunderbird version 0.8 (20040913) Marking a draft message as read removes the indication on the folder that tells you you have unfinished drafts. Since drafts originate with you, the concept of read/unread really doesn't apply - you can't create a draft message without reading it. Draft messages should always be marked as "unread" until sent. The current behavior is technically "correct" but the proposed behavior is more intuitive and useful. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Create a message. 2. Save it as a draft. 3. Click on the message to view it in the preview pane. Actual Results: The draft message is marked as read and the draft folder does not include that message in its count of unread messages. Expected Results: The draft message should still be marked as "unread" and the draft folder should still include that message in its count of "unread" messages.
while part of me agrees with the reporter's logic, i would like to see this bug closed not-to-be-fixed, because i like to use the "unread/read" marker as sort of a "still-to-be-sent/decided-probably-to-never-send" marker. this way, in my left pane, it will show drafts in bold and a number in parenthesis if i've saved drafts that i haven't decided not to send, but will show a whole count of drafts i've started but never sent. (the use case of a packrat, i guess ...)
I think this bug goes in the wrong direction, and I agree with johndoe that it should be closed as "wontfix". Also, I think defaulting to "read" makes sense as a draft has always been "read." It is not "new" mail or new information waiting to be read. The bug submitter is basically using read/unread as the "to do" label. So, I would suggest he/she might search for or start a bug on marking drafts with "to do" instead of "unread."
Summary: I completely disagree with the premise of this bug report, and in the implied observed behaviour. _____ Body: The current behaviour (for me) in version 1.5 (20051201) is that they are marked unread. This I find annoying since the bold and the (unread number) by the side draw my eye before I realise the unread is not in my inbox. This is inconsiatant with the behaviour of the 'sent' folder. If something is in either 'drafts' or 'sent', I must have read it. Perhaps we could have an option in preferances to keep us all happy?
I agree to comment #2, comment #3: this bug should be closed as INVALID from driver.
Whiteboard: [driver: WONTFIX?]
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
We should be able to set the parameter of the delay before auto-mark as read individually for each folder, or at least for Drafts folder.
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