[sylpheed:36207] Re: Always Start in Offline Mode?

Javier meresponde2001-sylpheed at yahoo.es
Mon Oct 27 23:10:25 JST 2014

On Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:22:23 +0100
Ricardo Mones <mones at debian.org> wrote:

> You're misinterpreting what being online means for Sylpheed, a mail program,
> with what it means for network connection manager software.
> For Sylpheed it just means it will try (online) or will not try (offline)
> to make a connection. Nothing else.


There isn't any misinterpretation by Carlos because, indeed, that's
the point of the feature requested by him (and, why not, by me):
avoid any connection attempt.

The best example is with IMAP folders as I told in this thread. As
Sylpheed doesn't  keep Offline status from usage to usage, when you
click on an IMAP folder, it automatically tries to sync it, what in
the case of Carlos (IMAP services not available anymore) causes a
"lag" on cached mails reading.

Even if the IMAP service is still available, sometimes is not
desirable to let Sylpheed connect.

As this feature, keep offline mode, is not available, every Sylpheed
start starts with the user going to "File > Work offline", or click
the bottom icon, to make sure it is offline.

It's a bit annoying. I don't use as often as Carlos, but it would be
great if Sylpheed keeps the offline status in sylpheedrc file.


P.S.: it was funny that I was going to show a "down to erth" example
with Firefox and this doesn't keep the status. This is/was only
availble in Seamonkey. I don't know in Thunderbird, but now is based
on Firefox core so maybe it lacks the keep offline status too :/
Didn't test it

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