User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8a3) Gecko/20040824 Firefox/0.9.1+ Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8a3) Gecko/20040824 Firefox/0.9.1+ I think the default account type should be to store mail in it's own folder, not the local folders. There is no obvious way to see that an account has been created the way it is. Maybe show the account information like "Email, Accounts, Advanced Features" but no mail boxes for all existing accounts? Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to Account Settings/Server Settings/Advanced 2. Select Global Inbox Actual Results: The account disappears from the folder list. Expected Results: The account should appear in the folder list but have no folders under it.
the idea is that you don't see those accounts at all - people don't want them cluttering up their folder pane. You can see them in the account settings dialog. There's no use for them in the folder pane since you can't do anything with them. They do appear in the get new mail dropdown, if you just want to get mail for a single, deferred account.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
I think the default should be to create an Inbox for a new account so at least something can be seen.
I personally prefer to have separate accounts in the folder pane. I don't use the global inbox much, in other words. But rightly or wrongly, we think the non-global inbox case is more of a power user feature, and we tend to think the power users more capable of switching settings around.
I guess if people that use the Global Inbox don't see a problem... :-) I found it non-intuitive when I needed to find a new account that defaulted to using the Global Inbox. I knew where to look though. :-)
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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