Like most people I guess, I filter lots of email. Not just mailing list traffic, but also personal mail when the frequency increases. Normally, I’ll create a folder that sits at the same ‘level’ as the default folders that Thunderbird uses. Mail arrives, I see a (1) and I go read. Very easy. About 6-8 weeks ago, I hit a very busy patch where about 9 people were mailing me frequently, so I created a new folder, and then made sub-folders into which their mail was filtered. Whoops. Somewhere, I clicked the small icon which collapsed all the sub-folders. Every day I would read and answer other mail.. and because the top folder of those sub-folders remained apparently empty – no (post count) – I didn’t open it. Whoops again. I just did. I have a stack of emails which have not just been unanswered, the person sending them in more than one case thinks I’m ignoring them. Crapsticks. Apologies, very profuse apologies, have shot out from here in the last few minutes.
Given that Thunderbird allows this filtering, and for viewing ease it can be necessary, I am gobsmacked that it has allowed silent delivery. It hasn’t alerted me at all to the fact that a new mail has been filtered into a subfolder. Why ? Surely that’s basic behaviour ? I’m off to the TB docs & forums ……..
Update: It would seem to be a bug. Such is life eh ? And to be honest I can’t recall any other bugs causing me any sort of grief, and apart from the OS I run only two other commercial programs, the rest being free and/or OSS, so overall I can’t really complain. That said, I do have to hope my apologies are accepted.