Re: [Evolution] Resent mail?

Don't file another one - just update #5728

On Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 09:39:14PM -0400, Aaron Weber wrote:

  Quite right. Of course, you can just reply, or copy&paste. I'll file a
bug on the "Edit as New" issue though, because, frankly, you're entirely
right. It makes little or no sense.


On Tue, 2001-09-25 at 21:22, Eric Lambart wrote:

    On Tue, 2001-09-25 at 17:56, Aaron Weber wrote:
    > If I recall correctly from previous discussion of this issue, it was
    > decided not to include the featire commonly known as  "Bounce" or
    > "Resend," because it was just too similar to plain-old-forwarding, and
    > was considered by many to be a violation of principle, as it led to
    > confusion as to who had actually sent the message.  
    Yes, that's fine.  But that means that messages sent from Evolution must
    be recognized as such even when moved into another folder, so the user
    who sent the message may send it again.  I'll bet this is what the
    original poster was looking for.  This is a usability issue.  Ideally,
    no one should have to ask such a question.
    The reasoning which lead to the creation of the "Edit as New Message"
    feature for the Sent folder must, by logical extension, be applied to
    any sent message in any folder.
    If implementing that is too complex, then users should be allowed to
    "Edit as New" any message in any folder, though I'd say this is not
    ideal.  In any case, any notion of a "violation of principle" is, IMHO,
    taking principles a bit too far anyway, since obviously anyone may
    Forward Inline and remove the headers indicating who the message
    originally came from.
    However, if it's just an issue of reducing confusion for novice users,
    not restricting "improper" activities that can't in any case be
    prevented, I'd agree it's a reasonable idea.  But I for one am tired of
    having to re-move messages to the Sent folder just so I can edit them
    "As New" and them move them back to the folder where they belong. Just
    for fun, I took your (Aaron's) message, moved it to my Sent folder, and
    had no trouble committing the crime of editing it "As New".  I just
    didn't send it ;)
    > We do, however, have Forward Inline which is quite close to what you're
    > asking for-- it sends the old message unquoted as the body of the new
    > message.  The only difference is that it's listed as being from you
    > rather than from the other person.
    > Yours,
    > Aaron Weber
    > Ximian, Inc.
    > On Tue, 2001-09-25 at 15:18, Eric Lambart wrote:
    >     Yes, but it only works for messages in your Sent folder, not any sent
    >     messages that may have been moved to another folder, which is a bit
    >     confusing and may be why Yee-Ting couldn't find it.
    >     --Eric
    >     On Tue, 2001-09-25 at 10:24, Brady Hegberg wrote:
    >     > Do you know about the "Edit As New Message" command under the "File"
    >     > menu?  I think that's pretty much the same thing.
    >     > 
    >     > On Tue, 2001-09-25 at 10:54, Yee-Ting Li wrote:
    >     > > Great job with evolution! How about a resend message/mail command?

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