[maemo-users] Diablo's Modest/Email

From: Tim Ashman tim at ashmans.net
Date: Tue Sep 9 01:39:46 EEST 2008
On Monday 08 September 2008 09:46:07 am kenneth marken wrote:
> On Monday 08 September 2008 15:39:05 Andre Klapper 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.
> imap is not available everywhere, or only available as some expensive
> business grade option. and no, routing all mail via gmail is imo not a
> option.

Bingo! my personal emails don't support IMAP,  however even if they did I 
still would want to use POP.

> also, the last time i checked the pop specification, it clearly showed the
> download and delete as separate commands.
> oh, and the old osso-mail had this, so modest not having it is as close to
> regression as can think of...
> > > 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. :)
> i dont mind seperate inboxes. but what i mind is that i have to dig down
> into a menu each time i want to check the other one.
> there was a user-made modification that allowed multiple inboxes on screen
> available at the itt forum. but that no longer works after the ssu update.

bummer, I got really excited until your last sentence! Argh!

> the perfect solution, imo, would be to give each account 2 checkboxes. 1
> for putting mail into a single inbox or not. the other to have that
> seperate inbox showing up in the folder tree at all times.

Software that is flexible is always better IMHO.


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