[MlMt] Mailbox count = Recent

Benny Kjær Nielsen mailinglist at freron.com
Wed Jan 16 04:36:26 EST 2019

On 11 Jan 2019, at 21:06, Randall Gellens wrote:

> On 11 Jan 2019, at 6:42, Benny Kjær Nielsen wrote:
>> Maybe the most “intuitive” way would be to have a menu item in 
>> the Displayed Count allowing one to count whatever intersects with 
>> some other mailbox.

“intuitive” -> “general”

>> For example:
>> 	Displayed Count ▸ ...
>>                       Also in Mailbox ▸ ...
>> 	                  ...
>> That would allow you to use any smart mailbox you have defined.
> I would not find that of much use, since I have a fairly large number 
> of actual IMAP mailboxes spread across various accounts and would not 
> want to have to create smart mailboxes for every actual mailbox I 
> have.  Steven already suggested using smart mailboxes.  What I would 
> like is a way to have the mailbox counter display unread messages that 
> have arrived within the last x time period (e.g., unread messages that 
> arrived in the last ten days or two weeks).  This would make it easy 
> to see at a glance if a mailbox has something new in it.

I think you misunderstood the feature (better naming might help). You 
were only supposed to create 1 smart mailbox, for example, matching any 
messages arriving within the last hour (we'll name it “One Hour”). 
You can place/hide this mailbox wherever you want. Since it should be 
based on “All Messages” then it could just be a child of that 

Then this mailbox could be chosen for any other mailbox as “Displayed 
Count ▸ Also in Mailbox ▸ One Hour”.

The advantage of this approach is that you can have any number of custom 
counts and you have all of the flexibility of conditions available when 
defining the counts.

Does that make (better) sense?


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