[sylpheed:36783] Re: address book buggy

Stefan Vorkoetter stefan at capable.ca
Wed Apr 3 20:23:30 JST 2019

I have no opinions on the address book, as I find it works fine.

However, regarding stability, you are using a pretty old version of Sylpheed (you said in an earlier message that you're using 3.5.1; the latest version is 3.7.1).

On Wed, 3 Apr 2019 09:26:11 +0200
diniz <diniz at posteo.net> wrote:

> While adding a contact in the address book, I had an  issue to just
> have the contact be taken into account to compose a message. I
> finally after some research found that we not only have to write
> address & remark, but must "add" the address in the list. Why is it
> so? Completely unusual and unintuitive, no? And why would we want add
> a whole list of addresses for the *same* contact? Why not several
> contacts instead? It's so rare anyway. [Being a designer myself, I
> often wonder what lives in other designers' minds...]
> Finally, while doing so, the address book and the whole Sylpheed prog
> froze (once again). What's up? Is Sylpheed in a specially unstable
> phase nowadays?
> I am also quite surprised that my own contacts are nested 2 levels
> down, under "personal addresses", itself under "address
> book" (actually 3 levels since I want them organised). Why is so? I
> understand that "collected addresses" is useful, but why nest users'
> addresses one more level down? Is there a way to remedy this problem?
> And what's this "common addresses"? (No woed about that in the docs.)
> Am i supposed to share my client with other folks?
> Shall I have to go back to thunderbird (which I happily left for
> Sylpheed)?
> Would it be possible to use a personal contact book and have Sylpheed
> use it for message composition? (provided the data file format copies
> the original [xml] one) (I don't mean I will do it tomorrow ;-), and
> I will never do it if it must be in cpp!)
> --- 
> diniz <la vida e estranj>

Stefan Vorkoetter

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