Messaging tab improvements

  1. 4 months ago

    Hi Chris,

    I'm slowly migrating to DoogiePIM. At present I'm using several different apps for my needs, and look forward to integrating all of my requirements into one super app - DoogiePIM.

    For mail, I'm using 'The Bat'. It's a great app, but has a lot more functions that I actually need. There are a few things that I'll miss when I move my mail to DoogiePIM. Chris, you might like to look at implementing some of these ideas - Maybe some are already there but I haven't found them yet.

    1. Limiting the size of a message downloaded from the mail server. In 'The Bat' I can select 500kb maximum (or whatever I select). I can then choose to fully download the message if I want. This often prevents large spam messages arriving to my mailbox. This might help with a little issue I'm having where DoogiePIM crashes if I try to delete a large message while it's still downloading.

    2. As I use mail management apps for business, I have many many folders and sub-folders. supplier, customers etc. I'm finding DoogiePIM a little cumbersome moving messages to the selected folder. I don't want to set up a message rule for every contact I have. In 'The Bat' I can select the message, hit Ctl-V, a box comes up and I can search for the folder to move the message into. Even just for locating message folders, a folder search option would be great.

    3. I found a post regards alphabetically sorting folders and sub-folders. Would be good to do this with mail folders also.

    4. I would be nice if I could mark a message for blacklisting, and the message would immediately get moved to the junk folder.

    5. I can't see a way to expand / collapse all folders in the tree. Possible?

    As you can see from the above, I'm inherently lazy, and want things to be as easy as possible. I understand that you must have many suggestions coming your way, and that you have limited time resources. Maybe some of my suggestions could end up on your to-do list?

  2. Chris

    Aug 13 Developer, Moderator, Beta Tester

    Again, wonderful feedback and comments. Thank you.

    1. Limiting the size of the message. Hmm, I may have to place a marker in a message so it doesn't download the whole thing. Of course, if you do have messages in your database that aren't fully downloaded and you check your email with another client that clears and deletes your email server then you will have an invalid message in your data. If you're simply concerned about the crash when trying to delete a message then I could fix that so it ignores the remaining content of the message when you hit the delete key. I'll brainstorm about it later. Needs further thought - and tea.

    2. Searchable folder in the selector - I like it - I'll implement it.

    3. Sortable selected folders - This is already in the development pipe-line. Thanks for the vote.

    4. Blacklist then dump - I like it - I'll implement it.

    5. To expand/collapse all folders, go to the root folder and press [Numpad *] to expand all children and press [Numpad /] to collapse all children. There are several ways to toggle states using [-] and [+] as well as [cursor left] and [cursor right].

    "Technology" is just a fancy way of saying "lazy". There's nothing wrong with finding an easier way of doing something. :)

    Thanks again and hope the above helps.

 

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