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Is there some way I can re-arrange the order of Mail Account Names in Evolution's Properties dialog?

I find it strange that this list shows entries in the order in which I add them, and there is no facility to change this order.

The column is not sortable, and there are no Move-Up/Down buttons.

Update: I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 (2.6.32-25-generic)... Evolution 2.28.3

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Please add the version of both OS and evolution as tags. That will help to recreate the issue. I am using Evolution 2.30.3 and it automatically sorts the mail accounts in alphabetical order –  aneeshep Nov 5 '10 at 7:49
    
Interesting.. Thanks... I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 (2.6.32-25-generic)... Evolution 2.28.3 ... and my system reports as "Up to date" via the Update manager... Maybe I can try the maverick repository.... Present your suggestion as an answer, and I'lll accept it. –  Peter.O Nov 5 '10 at 10:16
    
I look at the "Maverick repositories in Lucid" option... At this point of time isn't a viable opton because the differences are too great, here is a link to my question about it: askubuntu.com/questions/11509/… –  Peter.O Nov 6 '10 at 4:11

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There is a bug filed in launchpad regarding this issue :

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evolution/+bug/649610

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Okay, thanks... My Lucid 10.04 won't even sort the list... and it seems that Maverick 10.10 can now sort alphabetically, but no individual "move Up/Down" (or Drag-n-Drop) yet... –  Peter.O Nov 6 '10 at 7:49
    
@fred: Hope they will include this feature in next release. you may click on 'This bug affects <n> people' on the above url to inform the developers that you are also facing this issue. –  aneeshep Nov 6 '10 at 8:54

I agree with aneeshep, under Ubuntu 10.10 they are sorted alphabetically. If the order is not to your liking, prefix the account names with numbers is all I can suggest.

As far as I am aware there isn't a way to manually change the order, but I am quite happy to be corrected.

Maybe it is something that should be filed as a feature request to the evolution team.

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Thanks.. I'll just have to wait until I make the shift to 10.10.. I'm in no hurry (I'm still learning to drive the "lucid" distro... and not ready to ride a "maverick", yet ;) –  Peter.O Nov 6 '10 at 4:15

I'm currently prefixing my accounts with numbers to achieve the order I want them displayed. Hopefully the evolution team is working on adding the convenience of drag n drop hierarchy.

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