Account Settings / Outgoing Server options should be under Server settings

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 202468

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Thunderbird
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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 202468
13 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: Ville Pohjanheimo (inactive), Assigned: Scott MacGregor)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; fi-FI; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050517 Firefox/1.0.4 (Debian package 1.0.4-2)
Build Identifier: Thunderbird 1.0+ (20050518)

The Outgoing Server drop down in Account Settings should be under the Server
settings of each account and not under general account settings (the account name).

The current arrangement is confusing and illogical.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
(Reporter)

Updated

13 years ago
Component: General → Preferences

Comment 1

13 years ago
This is probably a dupe of bug 202468. Take a look at bug 202468 comment 149,
bug 202468 comment 150, and bug 202468 comment 36 for why we are putting it in
the Account Settings tab and not the Server Settings tab.

Comment 2

12 years ago
You are right!

I also think, that outgoing server should be under Server Settings
(In reply to comment #0)
> The current arrangement is confusing and illogical.

No. It's logically proper from point of "logical or illogical" view, or system design view.
SMTP server choice has no relation to POP3 account's POP3 server related settings.
SMTP server choice has relation to only an "Identity"(mail address used for mail sending) in current design (current mail system too).
Since SMTP choice is required for each identity(mail address), SMTP choice is placed in each identity's definition panel, which is placed under "Manage Identities" button.
And since the "Manage Identities" button is placed in main account definition panel, SMTP choice of main identity is also displayed and choosable at main account definition panel.

I agree with you on "confusing" portion, because all of "POP3/IMAP/NEWS server" and "SMTP server" uses same word of "server" and they are really placed at a server.
This confusion can be avoided by moving "SMTP choice" to "Server Settings" panel, but it'll produce more illogical UI : "Manage Identities" button in "Server Settings" panel for POP3 server related settings. 
(Reporter)

Comment 4

12 years ago
This has been thoroughly discussed elsewhere and is much less of a non issue in TB 1.5. which is clear to me now. Closing as a duplicate of 202468.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 202468 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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