User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686 on x86_64; rv:10.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0.2 Build ID: 20120215223356 Steps to reproduce: Hit Edit -> Select in the main menu, expecting to find a way to select all junk messages. Actual results: Didn't find it Expected results: There should really be an "Edit->Select->All junk messages". I'm aware I can change my sort settings to sort by junk status, scroll to the top, highlight, scroll to the bottom, hit Shift-click, do the operation, and change my sort settings back, and scroll back to where I was. I'm also aware I can set up a mail filter to auto-remove junk messages. If there's another way to do this, that's fine. Just sayin: "Select -> All junk" seems like it would make a lot of sense.
Tools -> Delete mail mark as Junk in folder ?
Severity: normal → enhancement
Component: General → Mail Window Front End
QA Contact: general → front-end
why wouldl you want this, when you have available tools | Delete mail marked as junk
> Why would you want this For all the reasons you'd want to select messages before doing an operation en masse, such as move, delete, mark read, tag, copy, etc. It's a common, intuitive operational pattern to 1) select, 2) operate on selection. It would seem to make sense the Edit -> Select -> submenu had options for any of the boolean message attributes ('All unread', 'All tagged', 'All Junk', etc) Makes it easy to then do all the operations one can do with selected messages. Tools -> Delete mail mark as junk is a good thing.. for deleting. But if you want to keep your junk in a special folder for later sifting to check for valid msgs mistaken for junk, and have it be separate from the messages you manually delete.
Menu items should be commonly used. And I really doubt many users do anything en-mass other than delete their junk mail. Unless they have their junk mail not in a junk folder and mixed in with other messages - which I also doubt is common. This is trivial to accomplish with a customized View drop down - "junk status is"... I think for reasons stated above that this would never be accepted in the mainstream UI. It would however be good candidate for a junk mail addon.
OS: Linux → All
Whiteboard: [addon idea][wontfix?]
"Commonly used" is subjective; you don't know you need it until you need it. And AFAIK, menu items are the /only/ way to access advanced features. Novices stick with toolbars. Thunderbird has already got an Edit -> Select menu that lets one select "Starred messages" and "Threads".. why stop there? Why not have a way to select all Tagged, Unread, Junk, etc.. If for no other reason than to be as complete as the View->Sort By menu is? It wouldn't be bad to have an Edit>Select>Invert Selection as well.. that sometimes comes in handy when you want to select everything except what is currently selected. (e.g. select all Un-Starred messages..) Perhaps it's only rare situations this is needed, but man does it hurt when you're about to hop on a plane, and 500 messages all come in since the night before, and you need to quickly pick through the messages manually, or have to change your sorting to get the messages together so you can do a range selction/Move, then have to switch sorting/threading back the way it was. Do that a few times, and one starts to wish there was an easier way. Anyway, feel free to mark as won't fix.. it's just a pain is all. If you're trying to keep menus like Select 'simple', then perhaps an 'Advanced Menu' flag, so that a user can quickly enable the full range of menu selections. But honestly, novice users who would be easily confused by complexity won't find themselves in the Edit>Select menu.. Those folks usually use the toolbar, and maybe File>Print and Edit>Copy. FWIW, I run a company and often handle sales, and where I run into the need for this is when I'm on the road operating in "combat mode" with an available portable at the last minute with a fresh install of Thunderbird, and not my work machine with all the carefully configured mail filters and addons. Often new customer's emails get marked as junk because the junk filter hasn't been trained for them, so message management becomes hectic.. such as when doing a last mail check before hopping on a plane, where 90% of the new messages are marked as spam, 3% important messages, and I quickly need to move all the uncofirmed spam into an 'Unconfirmed' folder so I can quickly reply to the important messages, then sort out the spam later on the plane. Rinse, repeat for the hotel room, before meeting a customer, or when moving from location to location. Anyway, just sayin. And I probably represent a lot of people that work on the road and end up with similar needs.. folks like myself don't usually report bugs or RFEs, they just hope software does what they need, and struggle when it doesn't, and never have time for dev feedback. Love the software anyway.. I've been using it since ~2000.. much better than elm! :D
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