Re: [Evolution] suggestions and annoyances

On Wed, 2002-09-04 at 06:04, Not Zed wrote:
On Mon, 2002-09-02 at 00:55, Gene Imes wrote:
I have been using pine for a while and decided to switch to Evolution. I
like Evolution but it has some problems. So, what follows is a list of
what I think needs to be added or changed:

1. I have added several users to manage different mailing lists. So if I
have one of these accounts selected and click new message then the
'From:' should be the address of the current folder selected.

this has been requested before.

And should be a thousand times until someone understands that some of us
want flexibility(configurability).

2. If I have an account selected in the 'Folder' bar an address book
relating specifically to that account should be available.

hmm, but no such relationship exists.

What does this mean? You can have an addressbook for each account. The
addresses I have are not common to each account (configurability?).

3. If I click 'Reply', 'Reply to All', or 'Forward' then what should be
forwarded is what is displayed. i.e. If I have selected View->Message
Display->Show Email Source and the full email source is displayed then
that is what should be should be 'Replied' or 'Forwarded'.

forward should use an attachment.  this hasbee4n debated to death.

replying, generally people do not want the headers, only the meaningful
content (e.g. why would you reply to a mime message and include all
encoded images and multiple parts, quoted, in an unusable form?  that
would be nuts).  thats w3hat forward is for, to retain the full
structure and content of the original.

This may work for you but not for me. Why do you care what my motives
for wanting something. I don't want to forward email as an attachment I
want it inline and If the email source is displayed and I want to
forward it then why shouldn't I be able to do this? Example: I get some
spam and know who the originating ISP is so I want to send forward an
email to them requesting they remedy the situation and the proof is the
email source. I can cut an paste but if it is already displayed then why
can't that be inlined? Well, it could be if the idea if maximum
flexibility isn't killed all together.

4. If I have selected a message for deletion, which is also my current
selection, then maybe the 'deletion' icon on the toolbar should then
become an 'undeletion' icon.

i agree with this, but its not my decision :-/

I guess anyone can do whatever they want with the software they write
but what good is it if it does not do simple things that people want.

5. If I am reading a message it would be nice to have some sort of
context menu with all available options, pertaining to open messages,
with a right click anywhere on the message.

did you try right clicking anywhere on the message?
i can't recall, perhaps in 1.0.8 it only works in the message list, in
1.2 it works anywhere.

Why yes. Gentoo only has 1.0.8 as far as I know.


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