Rename 'Unsent' folder to 'Outbox'

VERIFIED FIXED in Thunderbird 3.0a3

Status

Thunderbird
Mail Window Front End
P2
enhancement
VERIFIED FIXED
10 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: Jeremy Morton, Assigned: Magnus Melin)

Tracking

Trunk
Thunderbird 3.0a3
Bug Flags:
blocking-thunderbird3 +
wanted-thunderbird3 +

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

Attachments

(2 attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

10 years ago
This should be done because:
- Most other mail clients do it
- It's more specific.  'Drafts' also contain 'unsent' mail, but what is the intention for mail in that folder?  That it will be further edited.  The intention for mail in this folder is that it will be sent, hence the name, 'Outbox', much like an 'Out tray' in an office.

Could someone advise me as to what would be needed to get this translated into all of TB's languages?  Obviously I could do it for English, French, German, and anything else that Babelfish translates to, but... :-)

Comment 1

10 years ago
There are two occurences of 'unsent' in http://lxr.mozilla.org/mozilla/source/mail/locales/en-US/chrome/messenger/messenger.properties, both of which would need to be changed, I guess.

You should not only change the values, but the keys for those strings, too, so that they remain semantic names for the values. If you do that, localizers will automatically pick it up.

That's the technical l10n side, no idea if thunderbird devs commented on the actual change yet.

Updated

9 years ago
Flags: wanted-thunderbird3?

Comment 2

9 years ago
Important simplification. 
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3?
Low hanging fruit, but I also think this should be combined with promoting the folder to a higher prominence place in the UI, not buried under the (often collapsed) Local Folders tree.  is there a bug for that?
Flags: wanted-thunderbird3?
Flags: wanted-thunderbird3+
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3?
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3+
(Reporter)

Comment 4

9 years ago
Whatsmore, there should be an option for 'Send' to place the mail into the outbox, instead of always instantly sending, IMHO.  I like to do that in case I click send and realise a minute later that I cocked something up, which happens surprisingly often.  Of course this would also necessitate the need for an additional OE-like "send and receive" button.
(Assignee)

Comment 5

9 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> Low hanging fruit, but I also think this should be combined with promoting the
> folder to a higher prominence place in the UI, not buried under the (often
> collapsed) Local Folders tree.  is there a bug for that?

That would be bug 104344 (at least for imap). 

(Assignee)

Comment 6

9 years ago
I'll take on the renaming, leaving bug 104344 to someone else. 
Assignee: nobody → mkmelin+mozilla
Priority: -- → P2
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 3
(Assignee)

Comment 7

9 years ago
Created attachment 329281 [details] [diff] [review]
proposed fix

Assuming seamonkey wants this as well...?

Cleaning up some related cruft while i'm in
 - there is no such thing as |specialFolder == 'Unsent'|
 - the seamonkey \n\n certainly doesn't seem to be needed (anymore?)
 - "netscape webmail" access through imap is no more is it

The "would you like to send..." wording needed changing, esp. if the future holds per account outboxes.
Attachment #329281 - Flags: superreview?(bienvenu)
Attachment #329281 - Flags: review?(mnyromyr)
(Assignee)

Comment 8

9 years ago
sendMessagesLabel2 is a bit different between tb and sm now (just changed it to fit the tone that was there). Maybe they should be the same?
(Assignee)

Updated

9 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
(Assignee)

Updated

9 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 85078
Comment on attachment 329281 [details] [diff] [review]
proposed fix

Looks good (mailnews + suite parts).
Attachment #329281 - Flags: review?(mnyromyr) → review+
this looks great

(In reply to comment #3)
> Low hanging fruit, but I also think this should be combined with promoting the
> folder to a higher prominence place in the UI, not buried under the (often
> collapsed) Local Folders tree.  is there a bug for that?

bug 446306 is for the new folder pane where the Outbox can be listed as a prominent folder when needed.
(Assignee)

Comment 12

9 years ago
David? sr ping

Comment 13

9 years ago
Comment on attachment 329281 [details] [diff] [review]
proposed fix

looks good, thx, Magnus.
Attachment #329281 - Flags: superreview?(bienvenu) → superreview+
(Assignee)

Comment 14

9 years ago
changeset:   101:50e6655f95eb
->FIXED
(Assignee)

Updated

9 years ago
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
(Assignee)

Comment 15

9 years ago
Created attachment 333918 [details] [diff] [review]
fix the test failure

Should fix the test failure.
Attachment #333918 - Flags: review?(bugzilla)
Attachment #333918 - Flags: review?(bugzilla) → review+
(Assignee)

Comment 16

9 years ago
changeset:   102:d511e5942a0c
Verified with:

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.1b1pre) Gecko/20080913035135 Shredder/3.0b1pre ID:20080913035135

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1b1pre) Gecko/20080913070841 Shredder/3.0b1pre
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Target Milestone: Thunderbird 3 → Thunderbird 3.0b1
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Updated

7 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 141986
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