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Sorting Messages by the Time They Were Received Rather Than by the Time They Were Sent

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000130644D
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 33K

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Abstract

On devices that have large inboxes containing a large number of emails, if the email applications sorts the messages by "sent time", the incoming emails sent from devices without synchronization clocks may wind up at the bottom of the Inbox. This makes the user experience terrible when it takes time to browse all the way down to the newest unread mail. One proposed solution is to sort new emails by their delivery time. By doing so, new unread emails always wind up on top, and are more easily accessible by the user.

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SORTING MESSAGES BY RECEIVED TIME

Sorting Messages by the Time They Were Received Rather Than by the Time They Were Sent

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On devices that have large inboxes containing a large number of emails, if the email applications sorts the messages by "sent time", the incoming emails sent from devices without synchronization clocks may wind up at the bottom of the Inbox.  This makes the user experience terrible when it takes time to browse all the way down to the newest unread mail.

One proposed solution is to sort new emails by their delivery time. By doing so, new unread emails always wind up on top, and are more easily accessible by the user.