Re: Setting the identity

On 19.06.2002 20:32 Peter Bloomfield wrote:
> Setting identities has a minor inconsistency; perhaps this has been 
> discussed--I don't recall.
> The `mailbox->identity_name' field is set for all mailboxes loaded from 
> configuration, using
>     mailbox->identity_name = gnome_config_get_string("Identity=Default");
> If the config has no "Identity" string, the name defaults to "Default". 
> Other mailboxes, found by scanning a folder tree, have a NULL value for 
> `mailbox->identity_name'.
> Now as it happens, I have an identity named "Default" with no fields 
> set. So if I answer a message in a mailbox loaded from config, the 
> message identity is set to this useless value, whereas if I answer a 
> message in any other mailbox, it is guessed from the sender and defaults 
> to the identity that *I* set as the default.
> IMHO it would be more consistent to let the `mailbox->identity_name' 
> default to NULL when loading mailboxes from config. Does anyone really 
> need the current behavior?

I guess this would make more sense (though I do not really use identity 
very often, so my opinion can be taken as very humble here).

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