Sometimes I have missed the possibility of navigating between messages in mailnews based on the order which they were read. It would be great to have the opportunity of going back to read messages without having to recreate sorting method and scrolling up and down. What I'd like is something like the History Sidebar, only for Mailnews. That way one could easily find a message based on search criteria such as "I'm sure I read this half an hour ago" or "someone said something about that in some newsgroup I read yesterday".
So basically you want a list of say, the ten last messages you read, a little like the most recently accessed pages in Navigator's Go menu (but persistent across sessions). That's a nice idea and I don't think it would be too hard to implement it. Probably wouldn't make 1.0 though.
Ideally I would have all the navigation features of navigator in Mailnews - Back and forward buttons, a go menu, and the History Sidebar. I would settle for the latter though, I guess it's a feature that wouldn't be used enough to justify a new menu or new buttons in the mail UI.
this is a dup of a bug I logged on me.
Seth, are you thinking of bug 74959? (Implement "Back" and "Forward".)
thanks hwaara. that's the bug I was thinking of.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 74959 ***
mark it verified/dup.
Are you sure? Bug 74959 is for back and forward buttons in mailnews, while this one specifically requests a history sidebar.
the other bug is the starter for adding some access keys to go back and forward. having the history of messages show up in the history sidebar, or in some menu is just the UI for the array of messages we'll need to keep. please feel free to add your ideas and suggestions to the other bug, or modify the summar to be more inclusive.
I'll post the relevant comments from this bug in bug 74959.
Okay, I've done that. I noted that some people who are on the Cc list for this bug aren't on the Cc list for bug 74959. I was in two minds about transferring them, and in the end, didn't. So add yourselves if you're still interested.