Folder list in Personal Settings does not list folders that cannot contain messages
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On many IMAP servers, you can have folders that do not (and cannot) contain messages. For example, one can have INBOX.Logs.Mailserver and INBOX.Logs.Webserver without necessarily having a separate INBOX.Logs folder. This displays properly in the standard view of the email hierarchy (i.e. when reading email). However, in the list of folders under the "Folders" tab of the "Personal Settings" page, these folders are not listed. It's understandable that they aren't listed, because they cannot be subscribed to nor can they be deleted without deleting their children. HOWEVER, not listing them makes the list difficult to read and use.
For example, if you have INBOX.Archive.Mailserver and INBOX.Logs.Mailserver and INBOX.Todo.Mailserver, but you don't have separate Archive, Logs or Todo folders, then the folder list will simply have three "Mailserver" folders listed, with no indication whatsoever of which one is which. This makes modifying them (in ANY way) extremely painful.
It would be much better if either these quasi-existent folders were listed (but greyed-out in some way) OR if mailboxes were listed with their full names rather than just indented.
Change History (8)
comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by thomasb
- Component changed from Interface to User Interface
- Milestone set to later
- Severity changed from major to normal
comment:4 follow-up: ↓ 5 Changed 5 years ago by alec
- Milestone changed from later to 0.2-alpha
- Resolution set to fixed
- Status changed from new to closed
comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 4 Changed 5 years ago by memoryhole
- Resolution fixed deleted
- Status changed from closed to reopened