[sylpheed:36526] Re: Sequence in account display

Javier sylfiger at gmx.com
Fri Mar 3 02:01:21 JST 2017

On Thu, 2 Mar 2017 12:40:00 +0100
Rien Mertens <rien at mertensmaatwerk.nl> wrote:

> On Wed, 1 Mar 2017 20:54:40 +0100
> Javier <sylfiger at gmx.com> wrote:
> > The only way to change how the accounts are displayed in the window
> > tree is by editing the XML file folderlist.xml. Before edit it, even
> > though Sylpheed does backups of that file, make your own too, just in
> > case. And even better, of the whole Sylpheed Mail folders (where you
> > have set your folders).
> > 
> > Each account is each <folder> tag; from <folder> to </folder>.
> > 
> > Just move the desired account, delimited as told above, from one
> > place to another. Cut and paste, in other words. I'd wish we could
> > have an editor, but that is the way to do that (maybe there is
> > available one editor now somewhere but I don't use the latest
> > version). But, also, Linux might have some XML editor. I bet for it ;)
> > 
> > The process is quite safe. I have done several times in my
> > installation, so, don't worry.
> I did so (with leafpad) after stopping Sylpheed, and this seemed 
> quite easy. The result was that nothing seemed to have changed 
> after reopening SylPheed? I checked what happened, and found that 
> after restaarting Sylpheed the modified file was use as 
> ~/.sylpheed-2.0/ folderlist.xml.bak and the original file was put in 
> place ~/.sylpheed-2.0/folderlist.xml  The folder I like to move to 
> the bottom is the main 'mh' folder, I only use imap folders.


maybe you needed to start from there ;) MH is the main mailbox folder
and it is not possible to change the position of that folder

I use Sylpheed for IMAP too and what I do is just have MH collapsed,
I rarely check it. Mostly for drafts and backups and not much else.
So, a line by itself at the top of the list doesn't bother too much.


P.S.: What I don't know is what happens with other MH POP3 mailboxes.
Maybe someone could answer if POP3 mailboxes can't be moved either. I
don't have them and I don't know if they can be moved.

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