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Opened 21 months ago

Last modified 21 months ago

#567 accepted task

Implement an account setup wizard

Reported by: tboeckel Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: YAM future release
Component: TCP/IP interface Version:
Severity: major Keywords:
Cc: OS Platform: All
Blocked By: Blocking:
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It has been mentioned quite often that setting up a new account in YAM is too complicated due to its amount of adjustable options.

Background analysis

Mail clients on other systems offer a setup wizard where you just have to enter your name, email address and password and the mail client will obtain all the other settings (i.e. POP3 and SMTP server name, port number, security settings, etc) automatically so that the (possibly unexperienced) user has to care about as less stuff as possible.

Implementation recommendation

Implement a setup wizard similar to the one of Thunderbird. The "beginners" mode just requires the basic things like name, address and password. A possible "advanced" mode then offers editing some more details like server address, port number, etc just like the normal config window does.

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comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by tboeckel

Details about Thunderbird's setup wizard can be found here:

comment:2 Changed 21 months ago by tboeckel

  • Milestone set to YAM future release
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