On Mon, 18 Aug 2008 15:42:56 +0200, John H Meyers
On Sun, 17 Aug 2008 20:53:27 -0500, Carl wrote:
But just for the record:
The inbox is called "Unread"
That notion is one of the most serious blunders ever made
in the design of an email client (if that's what it's supposed to be),
and one which has never been duplicated
in any other serious client that I've ever heard of.
The idea that "unread" is all that's needed is just fine
for browsing newsgroups and feeds alone, which is all that I use M2 for,
but for email, which is a "mission critical" function
in which nothing can afford to be ignored or lost careful track of,
demanding much more than "who cares if I miss a few posts,"
I consider it the greatest mistake that Opera ever made in its client.
Why not use Received as your Inbox then? Or, alternatively, make 'read'
messages show up in Unread? You can also label messages which need further
action for critical missions. Also note that Opera does distinguish
between 'unseen' and 'unread' messages. Unseen messages are blue bold,
while unread but seen messages are black bold.
But yes, if you want to replicate the exact workflow of working with a
traditional Inbox that contains both 'unread' and 'read but not yet
archived', you'll have to get into using filters and setting them to 'mark
messages as filtered', which is IMHO a clumsy way of working, and it makes
things more complex in the other views (such as those for contacts and for
attachments). You are free of course to only use M2 for newsgroups and
It would not be impossible to rectify that mistake,
but it appears that Opera has steadfastly resisted
adding just that one more "Inbox" view
(make it only for email, not for newsgroup items or feeds),
I'm not sure how that would work in M2. You mean a view for all messages
that are not showing in a filter?
which would make it so much more productive (and sensible)
an email client for "real-world" use.
Rijk van Geijtenbeek
Opera Software ASA, Documentation & QA
"The most common way to get usability wrong is to listen to what users
say rather than actually watching what they do." - J.Nielsen