[maemo-users] Send-Only Accounts in Modest

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Thu Jul 10 20:37:07 EEST 2008
On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 11:09 AM,  <Dirk-Jan.Binnema at nokia.com> wrote:
> 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
> would
> 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,
> Dirk.

Many apps address this by having a simple interface with the basic
unavoidable settings for the non-techies, and an "advanced" button to
open up the possibilities for everybody else.


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