[MlMt] Finger slip deleted a mailbox - how recover?

Benny Kjær Nielsen mailinglist at freron.com
Mon Apr 1 08:33:46 EDT 2019

On 27 Mar 2019, at 10:23, Marc ARC wrote:

>> But I do accept the premise that the consequences of an unintentional 
>> move can be a big problem. I think it might be best if I simply added 
>> some kind of “are you sure” warning when moving IMAP mailboxes. 
>> Naturally, that should include an option to suppress it. Something 
>> similar already exists for deleting IMAP mailboxes.
> What about this alternatives ?
> - when somebody wants to drag a message “ to move please hold alt 
>> Or
> - when somebody wants to drag a message “ to move please activate 
> blabla “
> - “Enable edit mode for mailboxes” which could sit in the menu and 
> desactivates it self after xx minutes

I could perhaps imagine an edit mode, but I don't think automatic 
deactivation would work well.

The more I think about it, I think a warning is the best way to go. 
It'll solve the problem of accidental moves and it'll give me an 
opportunity to warn about the consequences of moving mailboxes. I don't 
think most users realize how inefficiently this is handled when using 
multiple email clients configured with the same IMAP account (a recent 
[RFC](https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8474) tries to solve this problem, 
but that'll only be a theoretical solution for the foreseeable future).

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