"browse" button for IMAP folder

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Add a browse button to the move to IMAP folder rule action

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"browse" button for IMAP folder

Post by blue-yu » 2012-02-19 20:16

Hello,

Is there a chance to include browse button in "move to IMAP folder" rule. It would be much easier just to "click" on the folder, than to input it manually. It is easy when you have simple name of sub folder, but when the name is complicated, or there is a couple of sub folders...
Last edited by mattg on 2012-02-20 22:58, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: "browse" button for IMAP folder

Post by mattg » 2012-02-20 22:59

I like the idea
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Re: "browse" button for IMAP folder

Post by blue-yu » 2012-12-17 10:57

No one need this function? Any idea how to simplify this procedure?

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Re: "browse" button for IMAP folder

Post by Bill48105 » 2012-12-17 16:17

Could be handy if the folder exists otherwise makes it more complicated/confusing depending on how done. Can't be simple drop-down or would be impossible to pick a folder that doesn't exist. ;)
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Re: "browse" button for IMAP folder

Post by mattg » 2012-12-17 16:25

Bill48105 wrote:CCan't be simple drop-down or would be impossible to pick a folder that doesn't exist. ;)
I'd guess that'd be the point, so we can't accidentally move to an IMAP folder that doesn't exist.
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Re: "browse" button for IMAP folder

Post by blue-yu » 2012-12-17 16:46

But, folder DO exist. Hmail should read current folders and offer them in list...

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Re: "browse" button for IMAP folder

Post by Bill48105 » 2012-12-17 21:44

No you guys missed the point.. A standard drop-down can only show items that already exist. So a user who was used to typing the name there would not be able to do so until the folder was created FIRST. Yes I understand that is the point but with every change you need to consider potential unforeseen consequences. And also if this feature was done next people would want the ability to create folders from there too. ;)
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Re: "browse" button for IMAP folder

Post by dzekas » 2012-12-17 22:55

Rules can contain variables. Main input can be only freeform text field. Browse option can give only more user friendly way for filling this field.

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Re: "browse" button for IMAP folder

Post by mattg » 2012-12-18 01:04

Surely both via drop down and free text could be achieved. :wink:

Perhaps even some way to test the folder path entered would work.

This is normally set and forget stuff, but at times I embed folders about four or five levels deep, particularly when I am using public folders.

example:-
Typically I have #public, and then a sub folder for each domain (public folders aren't domain specific), and then say a work role like 'accounts', and then 'incoming invoices' and then 'awaiting approval', and finally 'paid or processed'.

I send all mail via a rule that was addressed to invoices@domain.com directly to the relevant 'incoming invoices' public folder, and then when the accounts payable person pays the invoice they move it to 'awaiting approval' and then when the line manager processes the payment the invoice gets moved to 'paid or processed'. All of the folders along the way have varying permissions levels, so only certain people can move messages, but all can see where in the process the invoice is.

Works brilliantly, just tricky at times to get the IMAP folder names right.

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