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Opened 4 years ago

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Last modified 9 months ago

#222 closed task (fixed)

Move folder directories in own "folders" subdirectory, rename spam folder to "Junk"

Reported by: damato Owned by: tboeckel
Priority: normal Milestone: YAM 2.9
Component: user interface Version: 2.6p1
Severity: trivial Keywords:
Cc: OS Platform:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Release Notes:

To cleanup the main program directory of YAM all folder directories will be automatically moved to a new subdirectory named "Folders" in the user's mail directory (which defaults to YAM's program directory if not changed via ToolTypes or the user configuration). Possibly duplicate directory names get a unique number appended. To ease folder setup it is not possible anymore to select any arbitrary path for a folder, but only the directory name within the "Folders" directory.

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Here are some thoughts about our current folder management and how we can make it more compatible and logical:

  1. despite cluttering the main YAM directory (YAM:) with all mail folder directories, it would be better to have a global YAM:folders directory in which new and existing folders are moved/created in.
  2. The default folders (outgoing/incoming/sent/spam, etc.) should be renamed (the directories) to be compatible to what other mail clients (e.g. Thunderbird) name them. This would make it more easy to integrate IMAP support in future. This would me to rename "outgoing" to "Outgoing" or "sent" to "Sent". And also rename "Spam" to "Junk".

This would of course also require to implement an automatic folder move operation once 2.7 is started and found old default folders lying in the YAM: directory instead of having them in the YAM:folders subdirectory as well as automatically renaming e.g. "Spam" to "Junk" and so on.

After all, this change would really make the folder management ore consistent for future changes. Currently, the YAM: directory is really cluttered with many mail folder directories which is not nice IMHO.

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comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by damato

  • Milestone changed from YAM 2.7 to YAM 2.8

comment:2 Changed 21 months ago by damato

  • Milestone changed from YAM 2.8 to YAM 2.9

comment:3 Changed 15 months ago by damato

  • Owner set to tboeckel
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:4 Changed 13 months ago by tboeckel

The next commit will implement part 1 of this task and also close it. If renaming of certain folder is really necessary and desired this should be covered by a new ticket/task.

comment:5 Changed 13 months ago by tboeckel

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

(In [6842]) * YAM_FO.c, misc: all folder directories will be moved to a new subdirectory named "Folders" in the user's mail directory (which defaults to YAM's program directory if not changed via ToolTypes or the user configuration) to clean up the default directory. Possibly duplicate directory names will be get a unique number appended. In the future it will not be possible anymore to select an arbitrary path for the folders, but only the directory name within the "Folders" directory. The folder's path will default to the name as shown in the folder listtree, unless it contains invalid characters for a path (i.e. a slash or a colon). This closes #222.

comment:6 Changed 9 months ago by damato

  • Release Notes modified (diff)

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