Re: [Evolution] View --> Hide Deleted Messages broke?

On 07 Feb 2001 14:41:50 -0600, Ben Ricker wrote:
On 07 Feb 2001 15:30:10 -0500, Alec Peden wrote:
It sounds like its working right. Hide Deleted Messages is sorta like
Apply Filters. Its runs on demand and not automaticly. So this only
hides the emails you already marked for deletion, and not to new emails
you delete. Supposely it will be fix to hide all deleted messages
automaticly and have the Trash be a vfolder that displays only deleted
messages. If and when this will be done, i dont know. 

'Right' is a relative staement, I know. I guess my point would be that
all of the other mail clients that I have used (Outlook, Outlook
Express, Eudora, Entourage for Mac, Netscape Messenger) all toggle it
globally, that is, once you set it, it filters ALL messages until
untoggled. I am not sure of the reasoning behind making it a filter that
applies on a per-use basis. However, it is an "unconventional" use of
hiding deleted messages. For me, this is not a deal breaker or anything.
Just my opinion....

The one thing all these email clients you mention have that still eludes
evolution is a stable version ;-]

And Evolution is already fantastic without having reached stable, but
like any developing piece of software, it's a work in progress.  As a
result, and you'll only notice this if you use it for a while, things
just keep getting better.

For example, once upon a time, you had to delete the message and then
expunge it to remove it from view.  The message didn't go to the trash
folder, it just disappearred.  And that was if it didn't crash evo first
;-]  Then the option to delete messages appeared.  Just recently (so I'm
assuming you have only just joined the list) there was a discussion
about how best to handle deleted email on this very list.  Shortly, I
think you'll find someone will drop in some code to make the message
appear in the trash folder.  Then after that's working right, this will
all happen automatically.

But to get this working, they first need to get the vFolders updating
dynamically, which opens a whole new can of worms.

I can be a little frustrating, mostly because you get used to how email
client should work and evo doesn't always 'do it'.

But look on the bright side.  You are getting the opportunity to see
software get developed, and you can try it out (and even contribute) if
you so wish.  You wouldn't have gotten the opportunity to do that with
any of the other email clients you listed above.  What's more.  The
poeple who develop evo (and plenty of others) are all eating their
'dogfood' so you know when it finally gets released, it won't just have
all the features you want, it will work, and well.

In short, you'll get your conventional delete, but there's a few other
things that need doing first.


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