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Column Views for Mailboxes

823 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 19, 2006 4:36 AM by Ernie Stamper RSS
Don H. Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
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Nov 22, 2005 10:42 AM
I've seen this question asked before, but not answer? Not even from Apple?

Why can't I set different Columns viewed for different mailboxes? For my Inbox, I want to see who the message is From and Received When. For my Sent box, I want to see who it went To and Sent When. Yet if I arrange the columns the way I want them in the Inbox, it screws up the column arrangement in other boxes.

Why can't the views be different? Apparently this is impossible in Mail 2.0?
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  • boxhead Level 4 Level 4 (1,500 points)
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    Nov 22, 2005 10:56 AM (in response to Don H.)
    In my Mail (v2.0.5) I have From / Subject / Date Received in Inbox and To / Subject / Date Sent in Sent.

    If I move the From column in the Inbox, the To column moves to the same position in Sent. If I add new columns to Inbox, these are also added in the same place in Sent.

    So it appears Mail knows to change From -> To and Date Received -> Date Sent when switching to Sent mailboxes. Everything else is common across all mailboxes.
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  • Bob Aalsma Calculating status...
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    Feb 18, 2006 3:53 PM (in response to Don H.)
    I agree, this is unnecessarily connected - or is it a design error?

    The columns viewed in the Sent mailbox are the same as in the Draft mailbox. And i do not want this.

    Is a work-around possible?

    Bob
    PowerMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,455 points)
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    Feb 18, 2006 5:54 PM (in response to Don H.)
    Don, and others.

    My Sent has different Column views, than does my Inbox. I am not sure what you are experiencing? What type of accounts are being used -- POP, IMAP, or .mac? Where in the Sidebar does the Sent display?

    More info, please.

    Ernie
    PowerMac G5 Dual 2.5, iBook, and QS G4 867, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • Bob Aalsma Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 19, 2006 3:24 AM (in response to Ernie Stamper)
    Ernie,

    My Inbox mailbox shows: <attachments> <Date Received> <From> <Subject>
    My Sent mailbox shows: <attachments> <Date Sent> <To> <Subject>
    My Drafts shows: <attachments> <Date Received> <To> <Subject>

    Writing this reply and testing my aasumptions, I have discovered that the Draft box will completely copy the set-up of the Inbox.

    In the Draft box, I wish to not use <attachments> <Date Received> <To>; I simply wish to use <Subject>

    It is a POP account.

    The sidebar shows (top to bottonm) Inbox, Drafts, Sent, Trash, and then several of my own boxes.

    Bob
    PowerMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.5), Mail 2.0.5
  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,455 points)
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    Feb 19, 2006 4:36 AM (in response to Bob Aalsma)
    Bob,

    I have not checked this, thoroughly on other occasions, but in Mail Help, for the topic "Sorting your Messages", I find the following:

    "Changes to which columns you view and to the size of columns affect all mailboxes. Changing the sort order, however, applies only to the current mailbox. When you view the Sent mailbox, or any of its submailboxes, Mail automatically displays the To and Date Sent columns in place of the From and Date Received columns. When you search in all mailboxes, the Mailbox column appears automatically, then is hidden again when you clear the search or change mailboxes."

    This explanation accounts for the different view in Sent vs Inbox that I commented on earlier, but also explains why you have not been able to do what you want to do.

    Ernie
    PowerMac G5 Dual 2.5, iBook, and QS G4 867, Mac OS X (10.4.5)

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