[maemo-users] Send-Only Accounts in Modest

From: Dirk-Jan.Binnema at nokia.com Dirk-Jan.Binnema at nokia.com
Date: Thu Jul 10 20:09:28 EEST 2008
Hi Mike, 

Thanks for taking the time to comment in such detail. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ext Mike Lococo [mailto:mikelococo at gmail.com] 

> > There's currently no built-in way to handle this in modest; 
> the reason
> > for the minimalism is that features tend to confuse many 
> users (e-mail
> > setup is hard!). But obviously, that's not always the right 
> choice for
> > users who know what they are doing...
> This may be a general comment, but since you're a Modest dev 
> and it has 
> the feel of "wontfix" about it, I'll make the case for the bug/rfe:

The 'feel of "wontfix"'. Poetry :) Note that I am not too much involved
in Modest development at the moment, but obviously I am keeping a close
eye on it.

> 3) It would be possible to greatly improve the state of 
> things without 
> any additional options at all by issuing missing mailserver errors 
> during the new message check as an info-alert (is that the right term 
> for the little popup messages in the upper right-corner of the screen 
> that don't require user interaction to clear?), rather than as two 
> separate popup boxes requiring user interaction to clear (one error 
> message + the account preferences box in order to "fix" the faulty 
> account).  It's worth noting that Modest already throws an 
> error during 
> account creation if the mailserver is bogus, so it's not necessary to 
> issue such a loud error message during mail-check.

Yeah, that makes sense. Maybe leaving the incoming mail server empty
be possible. But still, many users don't even understand the different 
universes of incoming and outgoing mailservers, and its hard to make it 
somehow hard for non-technical users to something wrong, while still
giving flexibility to powerusers...

Best wishes,

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