~sircmpwn/aerc2#307:
Default folder order

I have a fair few (nested) folders, enough that the Drafts, INBOX, Sent, Spam, and Trash folders are off the bottom of the dirlist in a normal sized terminal due to some GTD like @Action, @WaitingFor folders plus Archive folders going back 19 years.

This currently means I can't see these default folders most of the time.

So, apart from getting some help in combatting my digital packrat tendencies, it would be very useful if it was possible to have the default folders that most email servers have be first in the list, then my folders follow.

So for me, I'd see something like...

INBOX
Drafts
Sent
Spam
Trash
Archive

followed by my non-default custom folders...

@Accounts
@Actions
@SomedayMaybe
@WaitingFor
DeliciousBrains
...

It could be as simple as a priority-folders setting under the [ui] section which has a comma delimited list...

#
# Ordered comma separated list of folders that should be
# shown at the top of the folder list.
# Any unlisted folders will follow in alphabetical order.
# Leave blank to have all folders listed alphabetically.
#
# Default: INBOX,Drafts,Sent,Spam,Trash,Archive
priority-folders=INBOX,Drafts,Sent,Spam,Trash,Archive

How does that sound?

Cheers,

Ian

Status
REPORTED
Submitter
~ianmjones
Assigned to
No-one
Submitted
a month ago
Updated
29 days ago
Labels
feature

~ianmjones a month ago

Having just configured a second account in Aerc I now see that the setting should probably either sit in accounts config, or the default [ui] setting could be overridden from accounts.conf.

~muellerj 29 days ago

See also #189. Maybe the two can be delt with in one go?

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