[sylpheed:33977] Re: multiple instances, again

Cristian Secară orice at secarica.ro
Thu May 13 23:13:01 JST 2010

On Thu, 13 May 2010 08:31:12 -0400, Casco Bucci wrote:

> > A separate instance allows for the complete separation of
> > potentially sensitive email-server information (say for a Freemail
> > server, for example), from other less sensitive ones, as well as
> > the ability to set different "common preferences" (ie.
> > compose-format) etc.
> I couldn't agree with you more.  I now run three separate instances:
> business, personal and mailing lists.
> Not sure why Mr. Yamamoto is so obstinate about not enabling multiple
> instances.  I have been requesting it for over five years.

I still don't understand the reason. Could someone explain better ?
Maybe I am missing some feature in a more-than-one-instance situation
that I am not aware of.

At present I have four accounts defined, each with own totally
independent inbox, sent, etc. (i.e. also independent physical folders in
user data). I don't see any interaction between accounts, except if I
define a filter that moves on purpose something from account x to
account y.

In fact the most annoying is the way I have to switch accounts when
composing a new e-mail. What I really miss is a mechanism that
automatically changes the lower right accounts selection list when I
click (focus) a particular folder (or a folder that belongs to an
account) in the tree pane.

(off-topic: having "inbox" and "sent" folders is old-fashioned, the
most convenient way for me would be to have all incoming messages and
my response to them in a single folder, so I can follow a discussion
idea; this happens anyway in every mailing list folder, but does not
work for not-filtered messages)


Cristian Secară

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