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Make the Sent VIEW into a Sent FOLDER - 20 years of Confusion

This developerworks article explains it ALL



From 1998.

The word "confuse" and its inflections appear 9 times in the article itself.

You already know it sucks as a feature and is incredibly dumb yet it is maintained for 20 years and counting.

Make Sent as a proper folder where moving the Sent mail will treat the sent object as a proper document which can be moved around in folders.


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    Thomas Hampel commented
    27 Jan 12:46

    If this would be a folder, how and where would you see all mails that you have sent ?

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    27 Jan 13:58

    Just compare it with the functionality in Microsoft Outlook - no problem there... and the same could be done in Notes, no more confusing the users. However you need to enhance the search functionality with the properties "sent" and "received". Then it is no problem.

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    28 Jan 04:07

    Thomas Hampel, your response is why Lotus Notes will be hated by the masses. Has been and will be until it dies into the mists of obscurity.


    In Outlook, the Sent "view", if you prefer that metaphor, is a fully actionable folder, NOT a VIEW.

    You can do anything you want to objects in the Sent Folder, either leave it there, or drag it to your own archive, or make copies of it, like any file operations in a normal OS folder.

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    28 Jan 08:34

    Thomas Hampel, same question for you: how and where do you see all the mails that you have received?

    What is creating confusion is the fact that if you go in the sent view, and then archive a message in a folder, you still see that mail in the sent view (and in the folder). Users cannot understand if that mail has been already archived or not. 

    It should simply working exactly as the inbox