mails should be sorted by 'date-descending'

Bug #961037 reported by Thibaut Brandscheid on 2012-03-21
This bug affects 1 person
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Ayatana Design
Mozilla Thunderbird

Bug Description

Precise 32-Bit

This is a UX bug.
By default Thunderbird sorts all folders (Inbox...) by 'date-ascending'. This results in one big problem: new mails are always at the bottom of the Inbox = when having ~2,000 mails you have to scroll down pretty long to see your new mails.

Thunderbird is the only mail client I know that does sort mails by 'date-ascending' and I think this is a big negative point because Thunderbird acts in a way the user is not expecting.

I support an elderly man using his computer and having new mails at the bottom was very confusing form him. Most average people I know never configurate the programs they're using and therefore I don't think that they would have found 'View > Sort by > Descending'

Change the default view from 'date-ascending' to 'date-descending'

affects: thunderbird (Ubuntu) → ayatana-design
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