I will voluntairto guide Clawsmail to become a good mail client and be its MOTO

Radomir Dopieralski xubuntu at sheep.art.pl
Tue Feb 27 11:06:54 UTC 2007

Dnia Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 11:39:51AM +0100, napisale(a)s: 
> Radomir Dopieralski wrote:
> >Those are advantages!
> >Really, html mail is only useful as a "this is spam" flag :)
> >  
> I know many of you see this as an advantage, but I'd really like to add 
> a html (bold, italics, font size) signature to my business mail. 
> Accentuating words and/or sentences with bold or italics is also a must 
> (for me and a lot of other users). using *bold* and /italics/ just 
> doesn't make sense to everybody... Some might even think of that as 
> going 10 years back in time...
> If you don't like html mail, you can always disable it... It's what the 
> majority of computer users want, and IMHO that's html based email 
> displaying and composing...

I know it's specific to use case -- that's why the smiley.
On the other hand, I disagree with the "this is what majority wants".

The majority will use whatever is enabled by default, without really
investigating what options are available or using any sophisticated
formatting. It has to "just work" and that's all.

In fact, the non-geek users that I know will just use Word whenever
they need any special formatting, and mail that. That's because they
already know how to use Word.

> >>- Ugly default icons
> >>- Really annoying alternating colors in the folder list
> >Isn't this just a matter of the gtk theme?
> Yes and no, I haven't found a theme which doesn't have the alternating 
> colored rows instead of a plain background, so I think it's in the 
> widget... (non-developer speaking)

Ah, you are right, there is a setting in the widget itself that forces
the laternating colors. There is even a warning in its documentation to
not enable it just because someone likes alternating colors in lists --
but only when this is really required to read the list easily.

Seems like it's a question of a single line patch to fix this,

> I've tried Claws for a while, but the above drove me back in the arms of 
> Thunderbird...

The familiar will always feel better.

Radomir `The Sheep' Dopieralski 
Is all that we see or seem
but a dream within a dream?

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