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#124 accepted task

Rework/Improvement of mailing-list functionality

Reported by: damato Owned by:
Priority: high Milestone: YAM future release
Component: configuration Version:
Severity: major Keywords:
Cc: OS Platform: All
Blocked By: Blocking:
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Description (last modified by damato)

The current mailing-list feature of YAM is more than just plainly useless and unintuitive. Currently a user has to configure a mailing list by creating a new folder and configuring the mailing list settings in the folder settings. This, however, seems to be somewhat awkward and not very intuitive and cumbersome.

Proposed change

A possible change/improvement could be:

  • move the folder-wise mailing list configuration to the global YAM config window (own section)
  • a user should be able to configure a mailing list in the YAM config using the following settings:
    1. configure mailing list address (To)
    2. configure if a mailing list sets a Reply-To: header or not (important for proper Mail-Reply-To support).
    3. set an optional destination folder where incoming mails should be moved to (this should generate hidden filter rules to move the mail to that folder based on To, etc. address)
    4. allow to setup the above settings semi-automatically like currently possible in the folder settings.
  • the Mail-Reply-To and Mail-Followup-To features should respect these new configuration settings.
  • the mailing-list To-addresses should be suggested when creating a new mail and entering something in the To recipient gadget
  • when starting to create a new mail while being in a folder linked to a particular mailing list the write window should immediately contain the To address of that mailing list in the To recipient gadget.

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by damato

  • Status changed from new to accepted

comment:2 Changed 22 months ago by damato

  • Milestone changed from YAM 2.8 to YAM 2.9

comment:3 Changed 15 months ago by damato

  • Milestone changed from YAM 2.9 to YAM future release

comment:4 Changed 10 months ago by damato

  • Component changed from user interface to configuration
  • Description modified (diff)
  • Priority changed from normal to high
  • Summary changed from Rework and simplification of the mailing-list feature to Rework/Improvement of mailing-list functionality

comment:5 Changed 5 months ago by damato

  • Milestone changed from YAM future release to YAM 2.10
  • OS Platform set to All

Now that mailing list handling problems seem to be more and more common (see ticket #555) I feel we need to invest more time into completely rethinking how mailing lists should be handled in YAM. We have to not only move the configuration from a folder-wise configuration to a general YAM-wide configuration with options to bind these to specific folders (if this is still required). This would greatly improve the overall mailing list functionality. Thus, we will move that ticket to the 2.10 milestone.

comment:6 Changed 12 days ago by damato

  • Milestone changed from YAM 2.10 to YAM future release

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