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

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Wed Sep 3 09:09:58 CEST 2014


--- Comment #3 from Ricardo Mones <mones at users.sourceforge.net> ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> 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.

Online and Offline are network related, as the dialog clearly states:

“Claws Mail needs network access in order to get mails”

That's simply not true for local mailboxes.

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

That's unrelated and NM is not a required piece of software to run Claws Mail.

> Offline should prohibit mail retrieval completely.

Should be named differently for doing that.

> 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 Manager.

You want an option to allow that, and that's fine, but don't try to change
the meaning of Online/Offline to match your option. As said before they're
network related not retrieval related, and saying network access is needed to
retrieve mail from a local mailbox is false. That's a bug to be fixed.

> 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.

That current bug is convenient to you doesn't make a feature of it ;)

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