Re: Some feature suggestions

John L Grantham wrote:
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> Greetings, all,
> Just wanted to add a few suggestions for Balsa that I'd like to see--or,
> more precisely, I'll describe my ideal e-mail client, in the hopes that
> one or more of y'all will make Balsa that way. (I'd love to help, but
> have way too little programming experience to do so, though I could offer
> some help with designing the interface, or writing docs, maybe doing a
> German translation...)

Right.  I won't reply to all your points.  If I don't reply, assume that
I agree with them ;)

> Suggested feature set:
> - - Supports multiple accounts (IMAP and POP), with custom settings for
> each account possible (default/random signatures, custom headers, user
> names, etc.)
> - - Able to compress attachments automatically, using choice of
> compression types (tar, gzip, zip, etc.)

Assuming the underlying utility is there, then fine.  Probably no point
linking in compression code, though.

> - - Supports Base64 and UUencode for attachments
> - - Integrated PGP support
> - - Automatic filing of incoming and outgoing messages based on
> user-chosen filters, with auto reply also enabled
> - - Delayed sending via "outbox" or scheduled sending
> - - Scheduled account checks (every x minutes, twice daily, etc.)
> - - Setup wizard
> - - SMTP support, NNTP support
> - - Auto-complete function for address book entries (either with
> autocomplete or "nicknames" like Euroda)

Definitely.  One of my 'most-wanted' features, this one.

> - - Address book with groups, etc.
> - - HTML/JS mail supported

Javascript?  Hell no...  what a nightmare.  HTML will be easy with the
gtkXmHTML widget, though.

> - - Something on the order of a "location manager", for use with laptops
> or other computers that get used in multiple environments

This can be easily set up by playing with the underlying MTA, without
support from balsa.  (Especially when balsa has multiple personality

> - - Customizable quote method (type of quote string, positioning of
> quote, etc.) for replies
> - - Multiple, OTF language support


> - - Multiple pane interface--folders in left pane, message list in right
> pane, with messages in new window
> - - Ability to have subfolders for filing messages

I'm thinking about subfolders now, actually..

> Don't want to start any flamewars over this...hope these suggestions make
> sense. If there is some way I can be of help, like in docs or
> translation, lemme know.

Both, I expect!  Hang around..


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