Re: Is there a way to fetch mail from only one server

Le 2017-12-23 à 11:51, Peter Bloomfield a écrit :
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Hi André:

On 12/21/2017 11:25:57 PM Thu, andré via balsa-list wrote:
Le 2017-12-21 à 18:49, Peter Bloomfield a écrit :
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Good evening, Jack!

On 12/21/2017 06:26:30 PM Thu, Jack wrote:
Good evening,

I've got quite a number of remote email servers set, but sometimes, such as when adding a new one or testing because of problems with one, I need to repeatedly try fetching.  The is currently a nuisance, because Balsa has to cycle through the entire list every time, and even worse, I currently have one server (Yahoo, of course) which times out more often than not, at 30 seconds a pop (no pun intended).
Maybe do what Mozilla (Thunderbird or Seamonkey-mail) does :
A button which opens a list, with option of checking all sources, or each source individually. Really handy if expecting an email from a particular source, as well as for testing. (Thunderbird replicates it in the page for each source, Seamonkey in a common area.  Either way, checking any - or all - sources is always available.)

That's possible! The "File => Get new mail" item and the associated "Check" toolbar button could pop up a dialog when multiple POP servers are configured, with a button for "Check all servers" and a list of servers for single-click checking of just one.

It *could* also have a check-box for each server, showing whether it is currently enabled for new-mail-checking, and perhaps another button for "Check all enabled servers". But perhaps with this fine-grained control over checking, the whole enabling mechanism could be scrapped.


I have about the same use cases and sentiments as Jack :
- Would only use all or just one (usually) at a time.
- Simpler and clearer would be better. So leaving the automatic checking option with each server would be better.

I'm still in the process of (very slowly) converting to Balsa, so if the frequency of checking is not yet by server, that would be good to add.

Just a thought : if you want to see features of some other GUI email agents, maybe install Mozilla Thunderbird & Seamonkey. The first has what I consider a terrible layout, the second links only to Seamonkey navigator (which I no longer use). They both have very similar features, some of which I like, others I would avoid.

BTW, I really like your approach to developing enhancements.


Regards :)

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