Re: To allow users to set outbox easily or not?

On 02/29/2004 12:33:11 PM, Pawel Salek wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a question to all the users here: should an option be  
> added to mark a mailbox as outbox or not?
> Currently, it is not possible but there is a pending patch for  
> it[1]. The argument is to add such a function to restore  
> symmetry: one can mark a mailbox as senbox, draftbox, trash so  
> why not to mark it as outbox?
> I have some doubts here though: setting another mailbox as  
> inbox or senbox, or event draftbox is harmless. Setting mailbox  
> as trash may be harmful if you subsequently ask to empty the  
> trash - but it cannot be considered an unexpected behavior.  
> Setting a mailbox as outbox may have more far-reaching  
> consequences: on next mail sending, entire mailbox will be sent  
> to the To: address and all messages - removed. This is why I  
> hesitated to commit that patch since in my opinion, it violates  
> the "principle of least suprise". Still, experienced user will  
> still be able to change that option if needed. Opinions?
> Pawel

Perhaps with a confirmation popup that points out the risk, and  
offers the user the option to cancel?  Which pops up only if the  
mailbox already contains messages?


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