[Dovecot] Sorting by Sender Name

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Sat Mar 8 01:36:29 EET 2008

On Fri, 2008-03-07 at 14:45 +0000, Daniel Watts wrote:

> I feel there is an error in the logic of the sort by From column. If you
> sort by this column, the messages are re-ordered in alphabetical order
> using the *email address* as the sorted word.
> However most people these days have their clients configured to include
> a sender's name. For example: Daniel Smith <daniel at hotmail.com>.

Unfortunately this can't be changed without breaking the standard. There
was recently discussion about this in imapext mailing list. The plan is
to add support for the name sorting in some future extension. Of course
you could already modify your Dovecot installation to break the
standard. :)

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