Open Bug 353835 Opened 14 years ago Updated 5 years ago

One pane all unread messages in all folders, on all accounts

Categories

(Thunderbird :: Mail Window Front End, enhancement)

enhancement
Not set
normal

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(Not tracked)

People

(Reporter: sheppy, Unassigned)

Details

One handy feature of Apple's mail is the ability to create a smart mailbox that will incorporate in one place unread messages from every folder on every account.  This makes keeping up with your unread messages extremely easy.  I've been unable to find a way to do this; it appears that smart folders as we have them now only work on an account-by-account basis.
you can do this now, though it takes two steps, the second of which is not obvious - the first step is to set up the saved search that searches across all folders in an account. The second is to bring up properties on that saved search folder, and pick the "Choose..." button, and then add all the rest of your folders to the search. I think meta A should select them all, and space should toggle their selection (at least on windows; I don't know if the mac has the same convention).

So this bug should really be about adding an *obvious*, easy way to do this.
You're right.  It's possible now, but it's very non-obvious. :)
Bug 353564 would make it quite obvious. I'd consider duping.
I'd consider duping too. Cause can be done, only not cross accounts. Or at least, set depends on bug 353564
(In reply to comment #1)

> So this bug should really be about adding an *obvious*, easy way to do this.

bug 432844, as this leads to confusion all the time, cause first people bump into search messages and then they assume file/new/ss is same. 

And for saved search to easy work on this (I consider it a workaround now)it could depend on:
-bug 378833 for not having to check if all folders are there
-bug 321455 able to place it aside accounts
-and some bugs on count issues and imap saved searches

Also, some suggest even to be able to make view criteria out of msg search, which is on the contrary, not going to work here, unless will be able to search saved searches bug 343243

And why not, as the new experimental folder pane concepts may solve some of these Bug 446306 
Assignee: mscott → nobody
Component: General → Mail Window Front End
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: PowerPC → All
Summary: Add a way to see in one pane all unread messages in all folders on all accounts → One pane all unread messages in all folders, on all accounts
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