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nya13
 
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Post Posted October 21st, 2017, 9:03 am

Hi,

Can we add an option that allows us to drag a particular mail account to any position in our list of accounts? Right now, it seems like they will appear and stay the way they were created in Thunderbird.

Also, can we put a textbox at the top that allows us to type in a partial string and the program will filter instantly to show only the mailboxes with that string?

And finally, when we have login error on startup, we do not know with which account it is for. Can we put a label in the error message or group them in some folder when login failed so we can take a closer look rather then popup error message one after the other?

Thanks.

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Post Posted October 21st, 2017, 9:26 am

We are not run by or formally associated with Mozilla despite the similarity in names. We're just a user community. Unfortunately developers rarely visit these forums and https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/ has tens of thousands of feature requests, so most suggestions get lost in the clutter. The most successful way to get a feature added seems to be to search https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/ to find a related add-on, and if it is still actively maintained try to convince that author to add your feature. They're frequently much more responsive, and aren't restricted by build schedules.

1. See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Account_order for how to change the account order.

2. Global search/indexing (enabled in tools -> options -> advanced -> general) is the closest to what what you ask for in "put a textbox at the top that allows us to type in a partial string and the program will filter instantly to show only the mailboxes with that string?" However, you can do exactly that using the quickfilterbar (enable it in view -> toolbars) for the currently selected folder. You can also create a virtual folder per http://kb.mozillazine.org/Saved_Search that acts as if it contained the specified folders (from any/all accounts). if you select it you can search it using the quickfilterbar. How fast that is depends upon how much mail it has to search. However, searching folders in IMAP accounts should be quick as Thunderbird asks the IMAP server to do that for it.

3. Look in tools -> activity manager to see network errors later on. Not ideal, but the best workaround I'm aware of.

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