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

On Thu, 2002-07-18 at 16:38, Oliver Sturm wrote:
Quoting Jeffrey Stedfast <fejj ximian com>:

        * Insert my signature text without the leading '-- '. I'd like
          to have my name in the signature text so I don't have to type
          it all the time, but above the '-- '. I can easily insert it
          myself, but it duplicates the way it currently is.

I don't understand. It is a standard practice to put "-- \n" and then
start the signature - in fact many mail clients EXPECT this to be the
delimeter or they will not "work" properly. So no, this will not change.

Ok, I hear you. Still, I only want to have more control over the exact way
my signature is formatted in the message, not leave out the sequence 
altogether. What's wrong with letting the user decide?

because users don't know better. If you left it up to the user to start
his signature file with "-- ", it would never happen and would piss a
lot of people off. The standard rule of programming is "don't let your
users do the Wrong Thing (tm)"

that's exactly what we've done. I think you'll find most other
standards-aware mailers will do the same thing.

        * Configure the SMTP server port, especially for SSL. There
          seems to be no way to use anything but the standard ports. I
          have an SSL capable server on port 25 and this doesn't seem to
          be possible currently.

You already can. There's no separate port GtkEntry because you are able
to type it in with the hostname, just like you would in a browser.

Fine (although I'm still having problems with SSL, see my other message), but
this isn't visible in the dialog (yes, it's in the docs).

        * I'd like to use an external command to send mail, but it's not
          called sendmail. This cannot currently be configured, can it?

exim/postfix/etc all have sendmail-like arguments so all you have to do
is make a symlink called sendmail and have it point to your
postfix/exim/qmail/whatever program.

if this is not what you mean, then you can always write your own
provider because if it isn't a sendmail clone, then we don't want to
waste our time.

Sorry, but that's not the problem at all. I simply have more than one
such application on the system (a TMDA delivery agent, to be specific)
and I'd like to have the mailer use them interchangeably for different 

*shrug* there is already a feature request for something like this then
in bugzilla.

        * The message preview pane can be hidden/shown with the key Q.
          Can I also do that with the mouse in some faster way than
          opening the menue/clicking the menu item? A hot button

no, and in fact this has been removed in the development branch, there
are no longer any single-key accelerators because of the new feature in
the message-list that uses them.

I don't care for the single-key accelerator, as long as there is an 
accelerator. But sometimes I sit and browse my mail by mouse instead of using 
the keyboard (scrolling up and down the list with the wheel, so the mouse
pointer is hovering over the message list) and it would be nice to have a simple
way of switching message preview on and off without using the other hand.

you can drag the preview pane separator to the bottom of the screen. You
can't expect much better than that for mouse control.


Jeffrey Stedfast
Evolution Hacker - Ximian, Inc.
fejj ximian com  -

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