[MlMt] Mailbox count = Recent

Randall Gellens mailmate at randy.pensive.org
Wed Jan 16 12:05:53 EST 2019

On 16 Jan 2019, at 1:36, Benny Kjær Nielsen wrote:

> 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 mailbox.
> 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?

Yes, thank you for the more clear explanation, I apologize for 
misunderstanding it before.  I agree that would be a fine approach 
(assuming there is no extra slow-down for having extra smart mailboxes 
based on various factors such as arrival date).

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