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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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Post Posted March 30th, 2020, 3:00 am

I'm pretty sure "Order received" expresses the order a message entered the particular folder. I used that to identify messages in the trash folder as accidentally all inbox messages were deleted. As these inbox messages covered a long time frame during which I also deleted messages on purpose I was very glad to be able to use the "Order received" column to successfully separate messages in the trash folder (those accidentally deleted some minutes ago and the others deleted earlier on purpose). Another hint that "Order received" is related to the folder is that numbers differ in trash and inbox (and other folders).

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Post Posted March 30th, 2020, 5:07 am

Yes, actually it really looks like it is like that.
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