Note: There are a few cases of duplicates in user autocompletion which are being worked on.

Clarify and update help for Copies & Folders Account Settings

RESOLVED FIXED in seamonkey2.1b2

Status

SeaMonkey
Help Documentation
RESOLVED FIXED
7 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: rsx11m, Assigned: rsx11m)

Tracking

(Blocks: 3 bugs)

Trunk
seamonkey2.1b2
Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

Attachments

(1 attachment, 3 obsolete attachments)

(Assignee)

Description

7 years ago
I've tried to explain to a user in a forum today what "Place replies in the folder of the message replied to" does and wanted to point him or her to the Copies & Folders help, when I figured that it isn't explained there.

Thus, I'm filing this to be more specific on the options for "Place copy in", including the "replied to" option. While I'm there, I'm also clarifying the options for Drafts and Templates, and add a similar paragraph for Archives.
(Assignee)

Comment 1

7 years ago
Created attachment 486796 [details] [diff] [review]
Proposed patch

This expands in an itemized list on the different options for "Place copy in", but only slightly extends the phrasing for the Drafts, Archives, and Templates selections. It should be best to show the first one in detail while the other three settings essentially follow the same pattern.
Assignee: nobody → rsx11m.pub
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #486796 - Flags: review?(stefanh)
(Assignee)

Updated

7 years ago
Summary: Clarify and update help for Copies & Folder Account Settings → Clarify and update help for Copies & Folders Account Settings
(Assignee)

Updated

7 years ago
Blocks: 545480

Comment 2

7 years ago
FYI, I'll try to look at this on Sunday.
(Assignee)

Comment 3

7 years ago
Created attachment 486896 [details] [diff] [review]
Proposed patch (v2)

Thanks. This is a slightly updated patch which also adds archiving messages to the introductory paragraphs, I've missed that last night. The remainder of the patch is unchanged.
Attachment #486796 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #486896 - Flags: review?(stefanh)
Attachment #486796 - Flags: review?(stefanh)

Comment 4

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> FYI, I'll try to look at this on Sunday.

Which I unfortunately won't be able to. I'll be away the next weekend, so if I haven't gotten to it before friday, you might want to ask somone else.

Comment 5

7 years ago
Comment on attachment 486896 [details] [diff] [review]
Proposed patch (v2)

>+    to this list. Separate addresses with comma (,).</li>
>   <li><strong>Bcc these email addresses</strong>: Select whether you want to
>     always send a blind carbon copy (bcc) to another addressee, and enter the
>     address. If you want to always send a blind carbon copy to yourself, just
>     add your address to this list. Separate addresses with comma (,).</li>
This should probably either be "with commas..." or "with a comma..."
Not sure which is best, I'll let stefanh comment seeing it is his review ;)
(Assignee)

Comment 6

7 years ago
Created attachment 487756 [details] [diff] [review]
Proposed patch (v3)

Agreed, if it's "addresses" it has to be "commas" (I'd only say "a comma" if there were always two "addresses", but we don't know the number of those).
Attachment #486896 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #487756 - Flags: review?(stefanh)
Attachment #486896 - Flags: review?(stefanh)

Comment 7

7 years ago
Comment on attachment 487756 [details] [diff] [review]
Proposed patch (v3)

I think it looks good. The only question is if we should somehow mention somewhere that the "Place replies in the folder ..." option is only valid for certain types of accounts (newgroup accounts doesn't have it for instance). Or is that obvious? The defaults also differs, but we shouldn't worry about that, I think.
(Assignee)

Comment 8

7 years ago
I didn't want to make it too long. As far as I can tell, that option isn't visible for newsgroup accounts, thus it should be discoverable that some account types have it and others don't. If you don't see the option you won't need help for it and just ignore that part - I hope.  ;-)
(Assignee)

Comment 9

7 years ago
That would be short enough, assuming it won't apply to RSS feeds either:

>+      <li><strong>Place replies in the folder of the message replied
>+        to</strong>: Select this option for a different handling of replies
>++       in mail accounts. [continue as before]

This just adds three words "in mail accounts" to make it unambiguous.

Comment 10

7 years ago
Comment on attachment 487756 [details] [diff] [review]
Proposed patch (v3)

(In reply to comment #9)
> That would be short enough, assuming it won't apply to RSS feeds either:
> 
> >+      <li><strong>Place replies in the folder of the message replied
> >+        to</strong>: Select this option for a different handling of replies
> >++       in mail accounts. [continue as before]
> 
> This just adds three words "in mail accounts" to make it unambiguous.

Good idea, r=me with that added ;-)
Attachment #487756 - Flags: review?(stefanh) → review+
(Assignee)

Comment 11

7 years ago
Created attachment 488008 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch for check-in

Thanks, I've already worked out the patch with that change made. We are fine with the Blogs & Feeds, those don't have a Copies & Folders page to start with.

r=stefanh (including feedback from IanN)
Attachment #487756 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #488008 - Flags: review+
(Assignee)

Updated

7 years ago
Keywords: checkin-needed
Whiteboard: [c-n: comm-central]

Comment 12

7 years ago
Thanks for the patch, pushed as http://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/rev/d76a0c97c748
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → seamonkey2.0b2

Updated

7 years ago
Keywords: checkin-needed
Whiteboard: [c-n: comm-central]
(Assignee)

Updated

6 years ago
Target Milestone: seamonkey2.0b2 → seamonkey2.1b2
(Assignee)

Updated

6 years ago
Blocks: 657786
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