[Users] Using templates

wwp subscript at free.fr
Tue Apr 24 14:18:42 CEST 2018

Hello Johan,

On Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:49:01 +0200 Johan Vromans <jvromans at squirrel.nl> wrote:

> Claws Mail 3.16.0 on Fedora 27.
> I want to send out a couple of near-identical mail messages consisting of a
> (personalized) introduction and an attachment. A good occasion to
> play a bit with claws' templates.
> I defined a template MyTemplate and started using it.
> The first thing that I noticed is that using a template requires far too
> much user action. 
>  - Compose email message
>  - Tools > Template > MyTemplate
>  - Replace or insert (WHY?? The message is empty)
> I looked for a "Compose mail from template" function but could not find
> anything suitable.

You probably don't see why inserting or replacing can be useful or
don't need the distinction; in your case, use replace, as inserting
depends where the cursor is.

Templates can be applied automatically to the whole new composition or
reply, when set in folders' properties or account prefs. This is maybe
what you should prefer?

> Then I noticed that the attachment doesn't show. In the template I have
>     |attach{/home/me/Documents/Invitation.pdf}
> (which does exist and is readable) but the document is not attached. No
> messages on the console or in the logs.
> Using "file" instead of "attach" inserts the PDF into the mail message,
> which is, of course, not appropriate.
> It makes me feel I'm doing something wrong... But what?

Attachments were broken in 3.16.0 (and maybe before), this is already
fixed in repository, you'll have to wait for next version or compile
from the sources.


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