[MlMt] Mailbox count = Recent

Randall Gellens mailmate at randy.pensive.org
Wed Dec 26 11:32:14 EST 2018

On 26 Dec 2018, at 6:38, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

> On 25 Dec 2018, at 22:13, Randall Gellens wrote:
>> When the displayed count for a mailbox is "Recent," what does MM 
>> count?
>> I would like to suggest that there be an option for the count to be 
>> "Unread messages that have arrived in the past [count] [unit]" where 
>> count and unit are settings (global or per-account or per-mailbox).  
>> For example, setting count to 7 and unit to days would count unread 
>> messages that arrived in the past week.
> I use a smart folder for recent unread messages.

Sure, I could do that, and I can see that being especially useful in 
certain cases, but to do that universally would mean twice as many 
mailboxes as I now have, and also mentally ignoring every actual mailbox 
and only paying attention to the smart mailboxes.  Since MM has a count 
and allows changing what the count is counting, it seems reasonable to 
request that it count unread "recent" for reasonable values of "recent."


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