|ManualJunkAction - tuesday 2007-04-17 2153||last modified 2007-04-19 0946|
While I was writing the other Thunderbird extension, I figured it was time to tackle that other nagging problem I've had with the software for the past two years; that is, having manually marked junk go to a different folder than automatically classified junk. Initially I thought it required some deep rewrite of the underlying C++, but I was happy, in that kludgy way, to find it wasn't so.
So, here's ManualJunkAction, an extension for Thunderbird 2.0R
Some interesting things learned: don't use AddFolderListener on a folder, it will crash Thunderbird; the folder picker widget can only be used twice in one document, the other similar widgets only once each; overlays are great when things are engineered to use them, but not everything is actually engineered to use them; Thunderbird has been tracking whether spam was automatically or manually caught for a long time, very near the surface, but you can't use those message fields in filters.
There are five other things I really want to see change. First, I sort by date from newest to oldest, but Thunderbird's default is the opposite. Second, I want a keypress for archiving messages. I may just throw those two into the RyansWeirdPreferences extension just for me. Third, I want a global or per-account overall folder view so I don't have to check each one to see its settings. The other two I'll talk about some other day.
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