Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#74 closed enhancement (duplicate)

"Switch virtual identity" dialog is confusing

Reported by: Jay Levitt <jay@…> Owned by:
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Description

If the name in my From: field doesn't match the stored virtual identity, VI helpfully offers to change it for me. However, the dialog is wordy and unclear:

"Warning

For the recipient 'Macports Development <macports-dev @lists.macosforge.org> (email)' the Virtual Identity 'Jay Levitt <lists @shopwatch.org (Jay Levitt <lists @shopwatch.org>, micro)' is stored. Should I replace this Identity with 'Jay Levitt <lists-macports @shopwatch.org> (Jay Levitt <lists @shopwatch.org>, micro)'?"

There are two basic problems:

  1. I don't know if VI is going to "replace" the identity in the from field with the stored identity, or "replace" the stored identity with the one in the from field.
  1. There's a whole lot of words, and most of them are repetitive.

How about something like this:


You already have a Virtual Identity stored for this recipient.

Recipient: Macports Development <macports-dev @lists.macosforge.org>

Stored identity

Name: Jay Levitt
Address: <lists @shopwatch.org>
SMTP server: micro
Base identity: Jay Levitt <lists @shopwatch.org>

Given identity

Name: Jay Levitt
Address: <lists-macports @shopwatch.org>
SMTP server: micro
Base identity: Jay Levitt <lists @shopwatch.org>

Do you want to:

(Use stored) (Use given, this time) (Use given, every time)


The changes:

  1. Each field is on its own line, and nicely spaced
  2. Any fields that differ from each other are displayed in bold
  3. "Use stored" really just throws away the given identity
  4. "Use given, every time" replaces the currently stored identity, storing the given one

What do you think?

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by rene

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

same as #75

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