[Users] Suggestion: Warning on startup when Filtering-protocol is enabled

wwp subscript at free.fr
Mon Feb 27 08:39:51 CET 2012

Hello Martin,

On Sat, 25 Feb 2012 19:08:15 +0100 Martin Kluge <Martin_Kluge at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'd like to suggest that claws-mail will give a warning at startup
> when protocol-options were enabled during the last session. The
> warning should give the posssibility to disable the protocols.
> Background: I have an old and heavy claws-mail-installation with
> thousands of messages and lots of filtering-rules. For debug-purposes
> I enabled the filtering-protocol and obviously forgot to disable it.
> This resulted in effect to a claws-mail-denial-of-service when
> starting claws-mail the next day. I was unable to use it because it
> seemed that claws-mail would never start again (it probably would
> have taken hours for cm to start). Unfortunately I had quite some
> trouble to find that once again I myself was the culprit and that I
> simply had to edit ./claws-mail/clawsrc to deactivate the
> filtering-option.
> So to help others not to run in similar problems I'd like to suggest
> claws-mail to become more graceful to thoughtless users like me in
> this regard.
> Of course I don't want to close this message without giving thanks to
> the claws-mail-developers. For years now ever since I switched to
> linux I use sylpheed / sylpheed-claws / claws-mail and saw it grow to
> it's present state. Thank you very much for your effort!

Pertinent suggestion, at least the question is open, IMO.

What you call protocol-option is filtering/processing logging, right?
(as in Preferences / Other / Loggin / Filter/processing log)


-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 198 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://lists.claws-mail.org/pipermail/users/attachments/20120227/01f29614/attachment.sig>

More information about the Users mailing list