Re: Again: Newbie questions/comments (Was: Re: [Evolution] Wish list/Todo ?)

Quoting Jeffrey Stedfast <fejj ximian com>:

Okay, I'll answer the rest of your message (the parts I didn't respond
to from your first post).

Fine! Thanks a lot for your comments!

        * In my configuration, when checking someone's PGP signature, I
          always get a gpg message displayed (that is, using Debian

       gpg: WARNING: --honor-http-proxy is a deprecated option.
       gpg: please use "--keyserver-options honor-http-proxy" instead

this is because the gpg authors changed their command-line options with
the release of 1.0.7. You can mostly just ignore that warning. The
development version uses the command-line args that gpg 1.0.7 wants, for
the rest running gpg 1.0.6 and earlier? upgrade or bitch at the gpg

Yes, I already found by now that this is actually my problem. It was only
coincidence that I hadn't seen the same problem in other places yet.

        * Can I switch off that error-prone behavior of sending the
          message on Ctrl-Return?

No, that is the key binding for sending... you should be used to it by
now, most clients use that binding :-)

Well... I don't remember about Netscape, but Emacs (Gnus) doesn't, Mulberry
doesn't... quite sure about those. Anyhow, I think configurable key mappings
are not so far-out these days, are they?

        * It would be nice if the PGP module could try to download
          missing public keys from my configured key servers when
          checking a signature.

it does, you know that warning you got above? yea, that would be the

Whoa, I see.

        * Can I configure PGP signature checking to happen automatically
          when I open a message? 

no, the reason it is not automatic is to provide assurance that the
icon/text about the sig being authentic is not spoofed via html.

Ok, sounds like you thought about it... But that may also be a reason why
most other mailers I have seen display informational messages like that
outside the message text.

        * Having played around with the colored markers and filters, I
          now have some messages colored in a folder. The filter is long
          gone but the color stays. Is that a bug?

nope, the effects of a filter are not tied to the existance of the
filter that changed that aspect of the message. If it was, then if you
deleted a filter that filtered your messages from Joe Bob Jr, then all
his mail would have to be magically moved back to your Inbox. I think
that'd be a bit counter-intuitive ;-)

I'm OK with that, but how do I uncolor the messages now?

        * Editing templates would be nice, too... Like, I type WTF and
          the editor automatically expands it.

I don't see this happening ever. but if you want to submit it as a
request, file it under GtkHTML's Editor component.

Any reason you could tell the world why you don't see this happening ever?

        * Can I configure parameters for the formats that translate to
          ascii text? Like the depth of indentation for bulleted lists
          or whether to use tabs. Can I create my own?

Not that I know of. Again, this is GtkHTML not mailer.

        * Would be nice to have the bulleted list insert empty lines
          between bullets.


Well, think I'm a user (actually I'm mostly a programmer, but using 
Evolution, I'm a user). Do you think I really care about that? Sorry, I don't mean
to sound harsh and I certainly appreciate your time, but "not our problem" 
can't always be the answer if an application uses third-party components,
can it?

        * If I switch to "Show Email source", a header line called
          X-Evolution-Source is shown that's not really in the message.
          Shouldn't that really be a raw view on the message source, as
          the menu entry suggests?

It is a raw view of the message source and that header does indeed exist
in the raw message. It is added there by evolution so we can keep track
of which account you downloaded the mail with so when you reply we can
smartly choose which account to set the default From to.

Still, it's not part of the mail that was received... Do RFCs say that MUAs are
free to modify the header's of received mail (I honestly don't know). Anyhow,
I found it confusing and sent test mails around to make sure this wasn't actually
in messages I sent somewhere else.

        * Can I mark all content of a folder read in one go?

You mean like Edit->Mark all as Read? yes :-)

Actually, I mean like Right click a folder-> Mark all as Read. But the feature
is the
same, that's right :-)

Thanks again, Jeff.

Oliver Sturm <O Sturm Manfred-Dahlhoff de>

Fa. Manfred Dahlhoff - Buellenkothenweg 37a - 40229 Duesseldorf
Tel.: 0211-2202821   - Fax: 0211-2202822    -

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