Help decide the UI for the Correspondents columns

Axel Grude axel.grude at
Mon May 16 14:11:15 UTC 2016

Dear Gervase,

it was pointed out before that having only one icon (for _my_ emails) would be a 
better distinction. Imho even better would be a non-arrow (pencil?) which would be an 
improved (if not perfect) metaphor more in line with the compose button. Too many 
arrow (and arrow-like) symbols lead to confusion.


*Axel Grude <mailto:axel.grude at>*
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> *Subject:*Re: Help decide the UI for the Correspondents columns
> *From:*Gervase Markham
> *To:*Ben Bucksch; Tb-planning
> *Sent: *Monday, 16/05/2016 09:56:39 09:56 GMT ST +0100 [Week 20]
> On 13/05/16 21:42, Ben Bucksch wrote:
> > As an end user who *loves* the Correspondents column (so much that I
> > founded its development), I keep getting confused about the icons. Which
> > was left arrow? Incoming or outgoing? It's not obvious to me, even as a
> > developer.
> It's starting to really annoy me. Do a mailbox search. Quick: which of
> those messages did I write? Answer: all the ones with a light grey
> right-pointing arrow rather than a light grey left-pointing arrow. That
> distinction is not even vaguely obvious enough.
> Colours would help, but it needs to be _really_ obvious. "Who wrote this
> message?" is a basic bit of info that's now lost.
> Gerv
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