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Making moves
Status: In development

Thunderbird can move folders to different hierarchies using drag and drop. However, it is not possible to move them within the same hierarchy, i.e. reorder them.

The "Manually sort folders" add-on had helped to sort folders, but with Thunderbird 115 (Supernova), it is no longer available. It is time to make it a proper feature.

I was involved in the development of the add-on to make it Thunderbird 78 compatible and later as a collaborator. So, as an option, I have considered developing another add-on for Thunderbird 115. This may not be impossible. (John is providing a POC.) But I would like to consider implementing the ability to sort folders properly in Thunderbird.

My current thinking and the work required has been described here.

1846550 - add ability to manually sort (order) folders in folder pane (

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Would anyone diagree?
Why was this not included by default considering all the previous discussions here and elsewhere?
Meanwhile we are stuck, and losing time and energy. The sooner the better!

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I can only concur with everything written here. Sorting folders manually should be a standard feature: not being able to a major shortcoming. For this reason alone, I almost wish I hadn't upgraded to 115.

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++ on this feature

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Adding one more voice in support of this. My mail is automatically sorted by the imap server using sieve. I've depended on manually sorting the folders so that the high priority ones are at the top. Having to scroll through a hundred+ folders to find the import ones is a pain. I would not have upgraded to 115 if I'd know this was an issue. I need to know at a glance if an important work email has come in.

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Please Make this Happen AND It Should NOT Require an Add-On But ...If that is what it takes.

Thanks to all who worked on the previous Add-On, It was Great while it lasted.


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Yes please, bump the prio of this request!

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let me sort my folders manually please

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Please, make the manually-sort-order-folders available again: it would be much better if it will be part of the next TB updated version. It is a very important feature for working well with several email accounts !  Thanks.

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I agree with the request. After the update, I keep missing important e-mails due to pre-sorting into different folder on my provider's side.