I’ve been thinking about this feature request for a while, but I’ve finally found the time to write it down. This request is about how EF handles mail messages, and suggestions to improve it.
At the moment, once a mailbox is imported, the only things one may do are:
- deleting or moving the mailbox;
- merging it with another mailbox;
- tagging or annotating individual messages.
This is great and useful, but it prevents one from importing mailboxes that are not sorted yet, as it’s impossible to move messages around, which is the feature I’m really missing. One could always use an external program that is able to read and write mbox files to do this, but not as soon as mails have been tagged or annotated. I guess this is the major motivation for this feature: as EF needs to keep track of where the mails are in the mbox file to associate it to its tags and annotations, any change to this (by moving or deleting mail) has to be done inside EF.
What I would really like is to be able:
- to delete a message from a mailbox;
- to move a message from one box to another;
- to create a new mailbox from one or several messages.
I realize this is a quite big request, as it requires a bit of mbox manipulation code, so it could be a 2.0 feature.
An other small request would be to show in the preview pane the message list when a mailbox is selected in the list view.
Thanks a lot for taking the time to read this.