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Post Posted November 13th, 2019, 6:00 am

Can one sort the e-mails in the trash by last deleted (from the inbox)?

I have deleted some e-mails (with unknown receiving date / time) I want to read a second time.
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Post Posted November 13th, 2019, 7:49 am

AFAIAA that is not possible. Thunderbird doesn't seem to store a "date deleted" value when a message is marked for deletion/moved to trash.

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Post Posted November 13th, 2019, 11:01 am

I am not quite sure but this column on the right looks like something like that, sort by the time / date a message gets into that trash box / bin:

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Post Posted November 13th, 2019, 11:07 am

No, that "Eingangsreihenfolge" doesn't refer to when the message was placed in the Trash folder but when it was received into Thunderbird.

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Post Posted November 13th, 2019, 1:08 pm

So that means, for example, I have received e-mail 683 today at 14:10 o'clok and e-mail 684 sent on the 11.112019 at 13:57 o'clock after receiving e-mail 683? So the date (Datum) on the left is the send date, not the receiving date? So I all the time thought the date on the left is the receiving date but it is the send date.

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Post Posted November 13th, 2019, 1:11 pm

No, "Eingangsreihenfolge" translates to "Order Received" in English. Assuming that the sender's server is conforming to standards, I believe that would be a received (empfangen) order, not sent.

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Post Posted November 13th, 2019, 1:32 pm

"Order Received" sounds more understandable. "Eingangsreihenfolge" could also mean - in my option - the order the e-mails got into the Trash folder.

So then I assume the order of the e-mails in not chronological order und date (Datum) (not being synchron to the order they were received according to the "Order Received") is caused by the e-mails which were in the spam folder (being sent the last days) on the server I downloaded today.

And the date (Datum) in the left column really is the send date, not the receiving date. Unbelievable, I use Thunderbird for decades and didn't know that.
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Post Posted November 13th, 2019, 3:05 pm

The basic factor is that Thunderbird does not identify anything about the time, date, or order in which a message is placed in a particular folder. The date, time and received order are all in regard to the message itself, regardless of which folder it is moved to after initial receipt.

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Post Posted November 13th, 2019, 3:23 pm

Alright, I understand. Many thanks!
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Post Posted November 13th, 2019, 3:49 pm

You're welcome.

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