Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Firstly, I would like to say that this is a great add-on when dealing with non-local folders - it does everything it says on the tin.

HOWEVER - despite what others have said, this add-on no longer works correctly when sorting accounts (although it used to!). I happily used it for ages until my Thunderbird crashed. I reinstalled my preferred version (68.12.1 - I have no desire for the newer ones) and now this feature no longer works. (I have tried this version and every version on Github.)

To explain more fully, what I want to do is place a local folder at the top of my account list in the left-hand main pane, so I see it first. This was always possible to do, but now it no longer works.

'Sort Accounts' tab
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- 'Local Folders' is shown in a small separate box underneath all the other accounts (left-hand list), and is not clickable, therefore it cannot seemingly be moved (although the text confidently tells me that I can override this).

- The local folder that I actually created isn't shown at all in the left-hand list?

- I can see and set my folder in 'First account in the folder pane'. but that does not work either (after restarts) - the folder stays firmly at the bottom of the list in the main pane. (So I can't 'override this' then!)

'Extra Settings' tab
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- I can allegedly make my folder the Startup folder - yes, Thunderbird will go straight there on startup - but the folder is still at the bottom of my left-hand main pane!

I thought a workaround for this might be to make my folder a sub-folder inside 'Local Folders' - but if 'Local Folder' can't be moved anyway, what is the point?

What is so frustrating about this is that this feature USED to work - and it doesn't any more! If I'm using the same version (and the same version of Thunderbird that I used before), what is the problem - why doesn't this work?

So yes for non-local folders but a big fat no for local folders - sorry!

(Note - I have just raised this as an issue at https://github.com/protz/Manually-Sort-Folders/issues.)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This function was sorely missing. I mainly need to re-arrange the order of my accounts. But some folder order sorting is also handy. Everything works fine on TB 91.8.1 May 22. Greatly appreciated.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I need mailbox sorting. I was very surprised when I found out that this function is not present by default. It's not even about changing the order with hot keys, but just to have such an option. Editing mail.accountmanager.accounts didn't help. Thanks for this add-on, it has implemented the functionality I need.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I installed this add-on for the sole purpose of re-arranging the accounts in the left account list pane which so far works as expected. For those that have reported it does not work you must click on the far "Sort Accounts" tab in the add-ons Interface to accomplish this (by then dragging an account to the position you desire) by of course first going to TB "Tools">"Manually sort folder" to get to the add-ons Interface.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Does work for Folders but how do I sort Accounts? It is not working for me. The sole reason I installed this addon. Please help, thank you kindly

You can write your issue on https://github.com/protz/Manually-Sort-Folders/issues

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

A prior review: "This extension will have full, unrestricted access to Thunderbird, and your computer. Extensions requesting this permission might: Read, modify and execute any file on your computer." Very dubious. I won't install it until this is fixed."

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1).

by Itagaki Fumihiko (Developer) on Feb. 10, 2022 · permalink

I think many other add-ons are the same.
Add-ons published on addons.thunderbird.net (ATN) have passed human review.
In addition, the source code of this add-on is open, and anyone can check it.

QUESTION: This may be common practice, but why is it necessary in this case to access any and every file on a user's computer??

Good question.

I found a blog that explains it clearly.

https://hogiblog.blogspot.com/2020/09/access-permissions-of-add-ons.html

This add-on also uses WebExtension Experiments and will be notified of Case 2 full access requests.

This add-on does not do or need full access. But it uses a conventional mechanism that allows full access. And such add-ons always generate such warnings.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

From version 91 you can change the order in TB, Tools / Account configuration and manually move the main folder

This add-on is, as the name suggests, for reordering folders. You can also reorder accounts, though.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

"This extension will have full, unrestricted access to Thunderbird, and your computer"
Extensions requesting this permission might: Read, modify and execute *any file* on your computer.

Very dubious. I won't install it until this is fixed.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1). 

I think many other add-ons are the same.
Add-ons published on addons.thunderbird.net (ATN) have passed human review.
In addition, the source code of this add-on is open, and anyone can check it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

That just solved the problem of complete chaos in my list - THANKS !

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works as advertised, thank you! However, the permissions asked are frightening (full access to Thunderbird and to the computer). As Comunica2 mentioned, one can disable the plugin when not used as a workaround.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1). 

I think many other add-ons are the same.
Add-ons published on addons.thunderbird.net (ATN) have passed human review.
In addition, the source code of this add-on is open, and anyone can check it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's very useful if you have too many email addresses/folders or if you have several devices and want them to be as similar as possible. It's also helpful if you are just picky like me.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Just what I needed, but full permission is asked. Temporary work-around is to deactivate the add-on after reordering.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1). 

I think many other add-ons are the same.
Add-ons published on addons.thunderbird.net (ATN) have passed human review.
In addition, the source code of this add-on is open, and anyone can check it.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

To get the Favorite Folders in the Folders sidebar to change order, you have to switch to All Folders view and then back to Favorite Folders. I nearly uninstalled this addon thinking it was not working before I figured out this little trick.

Revision: It appears that this addon will not allow reordering of folders in Favorite Folders Compact View, which is my preferred way to work.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

perfect

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very happy they updated it. Now I have my Local Folders up top again and my imap folders last in the order I like. Thank you!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

+

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

After a bit ... about 2 hours ... I must be really mentally slow ... I learned how to use "Tools>Add on and Themes" ... read a bunch more ... went to "Extensions" ... read and searched for a "hamburger" (Huh?) found it ... and in 3 minutes all is better ... Now If I could just Thunderbird to recognized my passwords .. but, that is for the next 2 hour session ... tomorrow ... LOL

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so so so so much

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works perfectly with 94.0.1

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great! It's back to old strength. Wonderful addon.

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