[Users] The Windows port.

Paul claws at thewildbeast.co.uk
Sat Apr 6 07:24:55 CEST 2013

Hi Mark,

On Sat, 06 Apr 2013 00:47:49 -0400
Mark Filipak <markfilipak.linux at gmail.com> wrote: 

> The Windows port appears not to be capable of adding new accounts.
> Also, it appears that changing mailbox paths is not possible.

I'm not talking about the windows port per se as I don't use windows,
but this applies all the same:

> Re, "<account-name> - Account preferences" dialog, "Account" >
> "Basic".
> Error: Filling in all text boxes and clicking "Apply" button does
> not create a new MH named in the "Name of account" text box.

Yes, that is correct behaviour. Creating a new POP account does not
create a new mailbox ("a new MH"), as it doesn't need to. Several pop
accounts can share a single mailbox. If you want your new account to
have its own mailbox then create the mailbox (using /file/add
mailbox/mh...) and configure the account to use it.

> Re, "<account-name> - Account preferences" dialog, "Account" >
> "Receive"  - "POP3" panel, "Default Inbox" control.
> Error: Entering standard Windows path ('c:\shared\Mail\aerotek') is
> silently rejected when "Apply" button is pressed.
> Error: Entering Unix-style path ('/shared/Mail/aerotek') is
> silently rejected when "Apply" button is pressed.
> Click: The "Browse" button opens a "Select folder" dialog.

The Browse button shows you your Claws mailbox/folder tree, because
this field should be a folder in a mailbox. 'c:\shared\Mail\aerotek'
will fail because that's a filesystem directory path. This
distinction is demonstrated by the fact that clicking the Browse
button does not browse the filesystem.

> Problem: Folder browsing does not allow browsing parents.

It allows you to browse your whole Claws folder tree.

> Problem: What appears to be a text box (just above buttons) will
> not accept keystrokes.

That's because it's not what it appears to you to be. It shows, in
textual form, what you have selected in the folder tree above.

> Error: Entering standard Windows path ('c:\shared\Mail\aerotek')
> provokes "Error" box that claims "'\' can't be included in folder
> name."
> Error: Entering Unix-style path ('/shared/Mail/aerotek') provokes
> "Error" box saying, "Can't create the folder
> '/shared/Mail/aerotek'."

The dialogue says 'enter the name of the new folder', but you're
putting a filesystem path.

I think you're fundamentally mis-understanding this dialogue and the
concept of Claws mailboxes.

with regards


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but to a collector it is worth a fortune 

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