I use the "flag" field on my IMAP accounts to note items that I need to deal with or respond to later. It would be nice to be able to use "group by sort" on that field as I can on others. For some reason that menu item is disabled when I sort by flag.
I think this is not supported because the flag is binary -- if you're sorting by flag, it's easy enough to get them all clustered and to find the cluster. The advantage to Group By Sort By Flag would be that the non-flagged messages could be hidden by collapsing their group. xref bug 238631, bug 277982
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
Version: 1.0 → Trunk
I guess this is one of those "but Outlook can do it" kind of things. In Outlook (or Entourage or Mail.app) I can group by flag and then do a secondary sort by date. There is no way in Thunderbird for my flagged items to appear at the top, and the newest non-flagged ones to appear beneath them, as far as I can tell.
it's trivial to do - I just didn't do it because it didn't seem very useful and I didn't think anyone would want it...but now I know better :-)
Assignee: mscott → bienvenu
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
(In reply to comment #2) > In Outlook [...] I can group by flag and then do a secondary sort by > date. Secondary sort is not implemented: bug 57898. > There is no way in Thunderbird for my flagged items to appear at the top, > and the newest non-flagged ones to appear beneath them, as far as I can tell. If bug 238631 were fixed, that particular issue would more-or-less go away.
I *think* this is a related comment: I'd like to be able to see *only* the flagged messages and then with that filter applied, sort them newest-to-oldest. There doesn't seem to be a filter (like there is for, say, unread messages) to view only flagged messages, so the best I can do is sort on this column. Unfortunately, this makes the messages sort oldest-to-newest. I'd like to be able either to filter based on this flag or to somehow reverse the secondary sort order (or to specify a second sort criteria) so that I can see ony flagged items and then in reverse chronological order. I suppose the "group by" feature would do this...? If only it were enabled for this attribute...
(In reply to comment #3) > it's trivial to do - I just didn't do it because it didn't seem very useful and > I didn't think anyone would want it...but now I know better :-) Being able to sort emails by flag is an EXTREMELY useful feature to me, especially when I work with hundreds of emails a day and need to flag certain emails so that they stay at the top of the pack and don't get buried. If it's easy to implement, then I beg you to please do so in the next version. :)
fixed by patch in bug 238631, on trunk and branch.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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