[maemo-users] Diablo's Modest/Email

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Mon Sep 8 18:47:36 EEST 2008
On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 7:39 AM, Andre Klapper <aklapper at openismus.com> wrote:
> Am Montag, den 08.09.2008, 06:22 -0700 schrieb Tim Ashman:
>> My first choice at this point would be to just be able to install the older
>> email and ditch modest.
> I don't think that osso-email has been ported to Diablo.
> Nobody works on osso-email anymore.
>> 1.  No option to delete the message off of the server when deleting.  I don't
>> want to "remove" the message from the server when I download them on the n810
>> but I want the option and normally will delete the messages from the server
>> when I delete them from the n810, however for the 10 messages each week that
>> I receive I want to save them on the server.  I don't want to do imap.
> AFAIK that's a limitation of the POP specification. Any apps providing
> this functionality have ugly hacks. IMAP is what you want to use.

This statement is not only wrong, but highly arrogant. Do NOT try to
tell people what they "want", when they know perfectly well what the
options are and most definitely prefer POP to IMAP. IMAP may be great
for you, but for me it's a bloated, unwieldy piece of crap. POP is
*exactly* what I want, and being able to remove individual messages
from the server at will, and leave NO messages on the server
permanently, is exactly what I need. IMAP simply does not work for me.

>> 2. I use multiple email accountings on my n810.  The old email allowed me to
>> have them all show up in the same inbox where I could simply read, reply with
>> the correct return and delete.  Very efficient!  Now I have three separate
>> inboxes and have to switch back and forth all of the time.  This drives me
>> nuts and seems very stupid.  Can I make a folder and use filters or some sort
>> of client side script to just move them all into once folder?
> Forward them to your main account?
> Funny, for GNOME Evolution people complain all the time that they cannot
> have seperate inboxes for several POP accounts. :)

Different strokes, I guess. Personally, I can't imagine why anybody
would want that, but that's why flexibility is key, and trying to
force everybody to agree that your way is the only "right" one is
very, very bad.

>> 3.  The email notification doesn't work reliably on my unit.  I get the
>> blinking led in the upper left corner, but as soon as I wake up the unit and
>> the display comes on the blinking stops and the blinking that use to be in
>> the lower bottom icon isn't there so now I can't see what email accounting
>> triggered the blink and I can't see the message.  Is this a bug or something
>> I have setup wrong.
> Are you running the latest version 4.2008.30-2 (Control Panel > General
>> About product)? And I don't understand your description completely...
> Please file a bug at https://bugs.maemo.org and provide exact steps to
> reproduce.
> andre
> --
> Andre Klapper (maemo.org bugmaster)

This is just one of many reasons why I won't be *downgrading* from
Chinook to Diablo for a very long time...


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