[Alpine-info] Sort by reverse arrival
aidan.wilson at sydney.edu.au
Sat Apr 3 19:59:02 PDT 2010
On Sat, 3 Apr 2010, Eduardo Chappa wrote:
> Arrival means the order in which the messas were saved i the folder. If
> you save a message from March 1 before a message from January 31, then the
> message sent on March 1 will appear before the one sent on January 31. But
> that has nothing to do with dates, it only has to do with the order in
> which they were saved in the folder.
Okay, this makes sense. I use reverse arrival to sort my regular inbox
because of the occasional person who has the wrong date on their machine.
If it is sorted by date then these will often move to the top of the index
(someone sent me a message the other day datestamped 2015 - and I don't
want to have to look at it for the next five years)
> The Date sort is taken from the Date header in the message, and has
> nothing to do with the date in which the message was saved to the folder.
> That date is configured by the sender of the message and I have seen many
> cases in which a bad configuration by the sender makes this header
Precisely why I have been using arrival.
> It looks like you want reverse Date for your sort, assuming that the
> people you e-mail with configure their systems correctly.
I may just have to overlook the occasional case, letting people know that
they have the wrong time on their machine.
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