Open Bug 11048 Opened 22 years ago Updated 6 years ago

Auto-watch threads you've posted to (Preference)

Categories

(MailNews Core :: Backend, enhancement)

enhancement
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

People

(Reporter: sspitzer, Unassigned)

References

(Blocks 2 open bugs)

Details

(Keywords: helpwanted)

ooh, this is a nice one.
Whiteboard: HELP WANTED
Target Milestone: M15
Bulk-resolving requests for enhancement as "later" to get them off the Seamonkey
bug tracking radar. Even though these bugs are not "open" in bugzilla, we
welcome fixes and improvements in these areas at any time. Mail/news RFEs
continue to be tracked on http://www.mozilla.org/mailnews/jobs.html
Reopen mail/news HELP WANTED bugs and reassign to nobody@mozilla.org
Keywords: helpwanted
Summary: [HELP WANTED] Auto-watch threads you've posted to → Auto-watch threads you've posted to
Whiteboard: HELP WANTED
Target Milestone: M15
You could always set the follow-up: to be your email or something. Seth, is this
still valid/useful?
IMHO setting follo-up to my mail account and having the threads I posted to
marked for easy finding are two things that are as completely different as two
newsgroup issues can possible be.

I believe this would be a great enhancement of the Watch Thread feture (still
missing in Mozilla, see bug 16920) 
Depends on: 72279
I don't think this is needed.  I accomplished this in NS4 by creating a filter
that would mark as watched any message where the sender is me.  (I also did it
for subject, in case someone was trying to contact me.)  I think that when bug
17483 is resolved, this will no longer be necessary, since it will be easy for
the user to make a custom filter.

I would guess that this depends on the same backend work that is covered by bug
17483 anyway, so it's not like we'd have this in the meantime while waiting for
news filters to be implemented.  Unless of course, it is going to be triggered
by the actual sending.
burpmaster,

Are you suggesting that the need to add filters is all that is required, or are
you assuming that the likes of Netscape could add the desired functionality
automatically via filters in their implementation?

Filters may work, but given the (requested) alternative, I think filters are
more a hack than should be necessary.
*** Bug 142239 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 160286 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 164080 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
QA Contact: lchiang → nobody
Blocks: 214286
*** Bug 227223 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Blocks: 236849
Blocks: 148744
Product: MailNews → Core
Flags: blocking-aviary1.1?
Flags: blocking-aviary1.1? → blocking-aviary1.1-
*** Bug 215021 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This worksforme since you actually can set a filter for any newsgroup/newsaccount such as:

For incoming messages with:
From is $youremail
Perform this action:
Watch Thread.

JFTR: Bug 261223 is about the ability to watch threads on POP/IMAP.

Closing WORKSFORME.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Jürgen, thanks for your comment. I'm glad we now can use the technique you have described.

However, I don't think we should close a bug when a workaround is present. This bugs cover the need of doing an automatic trigger because it's logical for the user to be that way without configuring anything.

Given the explanations, I'm reopening the bug.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: WORKSFORME → ---
(In reply to comment #15)

> However, I don't think we should close a bug when a workaround is present. This
> bugs cover the need of doing an automatic trigger because it's logical for the
> user to be that way without configuring anything.

Ok. I understand you want the ability to automatically watch a thread to be set by a pref. Just one click at the pref panel to create this filter.

I'll change the subject of this bug accordingly. Because the ability to "Auto-watch threads you've posted to" is already given i'll state that this is a request for a single click solution. 

Also signing this bug as a RFE.

Severity: normal → enhancement
Summary: Auto-watch threads you've posted to → Provide a single-click pref to Auto-watch threads you've posted to
Yes, it would be interesting to have an automated solution, and I agree this is an RFE now.

However, I don't think we need a one-click solution but a zero-click solution :)

Think of it: who would want not to watch his own threads? Well, perhaps a strange person, but at least we could leave it enabled by default.

Changing title accordingly. Thanks.
Summary: Provide a single-click pref to Auto-watch threads you've posted to → Provide a single-click pref to Auto-watch threads you've posted to (default to be enabled)
Status: REOPENED → ASSIGNED
Summary: Provide a single-click pref to Auto-watch threads you've posted to (default to be enabled) → Auto-watch threads you've posted to (Preference)
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Priority: P3 → --
QA Contact: nobody → backend
usability win for TB3 IMO
Flags: wanted-thunderbird3?
Product: Core → MailNews Core
No longer blocks: 148744
Duplicate of this bug: 412376
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