[maemo-users] email use cases on N900

From: Tim Samoff tim at samoff.com
Date: Mon Dec 14 15:06:59 EET 2009
Hi Jeff,

maemo-users-request at maemo.org wrote:
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> Message: 18
> Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 22:43:24 -0500
> From: Jeffrey Mark Siskind<qobi at purdue.edu>
> Subject: email use cases on N900
> To:maemo-users at maemo.org
> Message-ID:<E1NK1qG-0003M6-BU at tlamachilistli.ecn.purdue.edu>
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> When an email arrives and I click on the orange email notification it
> goes directly to the email but trash is greyed out and I can't delete the
> message after reading it. To delete the message I need to click
> back|user|inbox|message to get back to the message, this time with the trash
> not greyed out. This is tedious. Is there a faster way? I get tons of spam and
> need a quick easy way to delete such.

This is a big (or, at least, a lack of a feature). See here for more:


> What is the mountain landscape icon? Why is it greyed out when I get to the
> message by clcking user|inbox|message but not greyed out when I get to the
> message by clicking on the notification. But what does it do? Even when it is
> not greyed out, the "wait" icon swirled for a few seconds but nothing
> noticible happened.

That is the button you would press if images are included in the email. 
Images will not load (be visible) by default, so that must be pressed to 
see them.

> Also, I have all email forked to both my desktop and N900 (with procmail).
> I usually read on my desktop and only read on my N900 when away from my
> desktop. But if I don't clean out the inbox, email can accumulate. After a few
> days I can get several hundre emails. As I have read them all on my desktop, I
> want to quickly discard them on my N900. On Chinook, I could easily select all
> email and click delete. I see no such easy way on Maemo5. Is there an easy way
> that I am missing? The lack of such a capability would destroy my use case.

If you tap the title bar in the application, you will trigger the main 
menu. There is a Delete option there. If you choose it, you can click on 
all of the emails you want to delete (multi-select) from the current 
folder and then tap the Delete button at the top of the screen.

>      Jeff (http://www.ece.purdue.edu/~qobi)


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