Daily Archives: December 10, 2008


Unable to automatically sort mail in folders with Thunderbird

I have about ten email accounts and have setup rules to sort mail into folders based on which account the mail is from in Thunderbird. This way, I don’t need an inbox, sent, trash, drafts, etc for every account. They all use a common sent, drafts, and trash folder. The annoying thing is, whenever the mail is moved by a rule into a folder, it sorts them by “order received” after the move, not the date received. My preferences are set to sort by date (view->sort by->date). Outlook does this by default. One of the annoyances I’m experiencing moving from outlook to Thunderbird. Anybody know how to do this without having to click the columns everytime?