Folder Management

#1

Is there an option in Runbox 7 for Folder Management?

It’s clearly found in the original interface, but no (obvious to me anyway) sign in Runbox 7.

I was hoping to find more options for folders, including being able to set up an autopurge of a folder for e-mails within that folder older than “x” days.

If not being offered, that is a real disappointment.

Smart Folders for the web app
#2

Folder management will be added in the near future, but you can add, edit, and delete folders in the folder pane already.

  • Geir
#3

What about the autopurge, is that being considered?

#4

No, that sounds like a very high risk feature.

Kim

#5

But in RB6 Trash has been autopurged for donkey’s years. Even though it’s a very high risk feature…
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I don’t see “folder list expand/collapse”. An oversight or a new design feature?

#6

We will probably have it for Spam and Trash, but not for any folder.

Kim

#7

What about folder list expand/collapse? Somehow my two postings got merged …

#8

We are considering this, but we are being careful not to clutter the interface. :wink:

  • Geir
#9

Well, this is present in RB6. Why do you want to remove useful features? There is a borderline somewhere between uncluttering the interface and reducing functionality, and it seems you favour the latter.

#10

We’re not building the same interface as RMM6, we are building a new interface with modern technologies and design standards.

Furthermore, we are naturally starting with the basic functionality and expanding gradually. This doesn’t mean that we won’t add feature X or Y in the future, as mentioned in my previous post.

  • Geir
#11

I definitely miss the ability to expand and contract the folder list. This is definitely something that should be added.

#12

In the folder management area, I think it would be good to “lock” Compose/Drafts and folder management controls (only + is available now). The same should be done for Syncronize Index at the bottom or simply place the “Synchronize” icon somewhere else in the interface without a label.

#13

I find the current folder display a bit annoying. It seems that all folders should be collapsed by default with the ability to expand individual or all folders as needed. Thanks.

#14

Thanks for your feedback. We will keep it in mind as we continue to make improvements.

  • Geir
#15

I do not see how this would clutter the interface. A little + surrounded by a square next to the folder name is unobtrusive. Or something similar to windows explorer (a little right pointing triangle).

While i would like this feature, my only issue with something like this would be if i have auto filters set up to move incoming messages, and the folder is collapsed, unless there is a visual clue somehow, i may not notice that one of the sub-folders has a new unread message.

#16

Not being able to expand/collapse folders is actually a nightmare.

I have a lot of subfolders and seeing all of them expanded all the time is annoying; but far worse, drag/drop messages to classify them is now a huge pain (have to scroll and scroll, again and again, along the unending left pane). It’s unworkable.

For my usage it’s by far the number one lacking feature.

#17

Thanks for the feedback.

In my own personal experience, clicking to expand/collapse folders in addition to moving messages to the folders takes longer than just scrolling down the list of 100+ folders.

It’s interesting to hear the experience of others as we work to increase the usability aspects.

  • Geir
#18

The usefulness of this feature probably depends on how many folders you have and how you use them. I tend to have the same folder structure open/expanded most of the time, but with the option to open others as I need them. This means for most of the time there is no need to expand/collapse folders or scroll, and I can work with the frequently used folders very easily.

I can change the folder structure that is visible periodically rather than having to all of the time, and I rely on RMM6 and my email client remembering which folders I have expanded between sessions.

I’m also a fan of folders that expand automatically when you drag a message to them as they do in some interfaces. For example, I can drag a message to Archive and then as I hold the message over archive this expands to show the year folders inside where I can then drop the message in to the appropriate folder e.g. Archive >> 2017 or similar.

#19

This is your personal preference which is fine for you, but the idea gives me the shudders.

I may remember that have a subfolder ‘holidays in honululu’ somewhere, but can’t remember whether it’s under Archive, or Archive>>2017, or John ('cos it’s my mate I went to Honolulu with)… It’s much simpler to have a full list (on demand) than to drag a message over all folders to find the one I’m after hidden somewhere.

#20

Well it doesn’t have to be a case of one or the other. Both are useful in different circumstances, and we don’t have to limit ourselves here. Some people might prefer to use a search feature to find a folder; maybe we can make the search feature do that too. :slight_smile: