[Users] [Bug 2284] Claws doesn't check local mboxs if the network is down

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Wed Sep 3 07:03:13 CEST 2014


--- Comment #2 from Abhay S. Kushwaha <clawsmail at kushwaha.com> ---
I would disagree somewhat please.

"Online" and "Offline" should be application properties and would indicate
whether Claws-Mail will retrieve mail or not -- whether locally or over

Network Manager should ideally disallow over-network mail retrieval if network
is down but in online mode, should still allow local mailbox updates/checking.

Offline should prohibit mail retrieval completely.

I understand it's convenient to link network with online/offline since that's
the 99 percentile use case, however, since many people check mail without going
over network and because Claws-Mail allows that paradigm, there should be a
separation of online/offline and auto network disablement through Network

Thus, asking if Claws-Mail should go "Online" to retrieve local mail when
Claws-Mail is "Offline" is perfectly fine in my book since that effectively
takes care of those instances where people have not configured Network Manager
to tell Claws-Mail when to go "Offline" as well.

My 2p. :D

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