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[kmail2] [Bug 400851] New: Allow selection of aliased emails in the composer window
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Christophe Giboudeaux
2018-11-08 16:54:33 UTC
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Bug ID: 400851
Summary: Allow selection of aliased emails in the composer
window
Product: kmail2
Version: Git (master)
Platform: Other
OS: Linux
Status: REPORTED
Severity: wishlist
Priority: NOR
Component: composer
Assignee: kdepim-***@kde.org
Reporter: ***@krop.fr
Target Milestone: ---

Following a question on irc:

The identities settings window allows adding aliases for a given identity but
there's no way to select one when writing an email.

Wish:
If there are email aliases for a given identity, allow selecting it in the
From: field of the composer window.
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Laurent Montel
2018-11-09 06:13:33 UTC
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--- Comment #1 from Laurent Montel <***@kde.org> ---
Indeed... Now how to implement it...
No idea for the moment...
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b***@kde.org
2018-11-09 13:51:07 UTC
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--- Comment #2 from ***@scryptmail.com ---
A good solution would be searchable combobox, maybe?! Eg.:

+ https://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qcompleter.html
+ https://forum.qt.io/topic/92105/qcombobox-filtering-by-typing

As this should help finding aliases even if an identity has a lot of aliases.
Dropdowns still needs the user to search for an entry and they may not be
sorted in a specific order.

Additionally, pressing enter should fill out "Reply-To" field, too, as in most
use cases of using aliases the user wants to receive replies to the same
address.

Another approach would be to let the user pre define the "Reply-To" default
entry when adding a new alias via "Edit Identity" dialogue.
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Mika
2018-11-09 14:04:00 UTC
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--- Comment #3 from Mika <***@scryptmail.com> ---
Later one can add "top 5 recently used" or "top 5 used aliases with receiver's
domain" entries on top of the searchable combobox results. Similar to
Libreoffice's Writer fonts dropdown menu.

Btw. here is an code example of a searchable combobox:

+ https://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qtwidgets-tools-completer-example.html
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Christophe Giboudeaux
2018-11-09 14:46:52 UTC
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--- Comment #4 from Christophe Giboudeaux <***@krop.fr> ---
That's not *so* simple :) there are a couple more things to keep in mind, eg:
removing the signature, not using the crypto settings...
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Mika
2018-11-09 15:05:15 UTC
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--- Comment #5 from Mika <***@scryptmail.com> ---
(In reply to Christophe Giboudeaux from comment #4)
Post by Christophe Giboudeaux
That's not *so* simple :) there are a couple more things to keep in mind,
eg: removing the signature, not using the crypto settings...
True. This also includes allowing crypto for aliases.

Enabling the searchable combobox and disabling crypto if non-linked keys are
found is a start. This already helps a lot with using aliases.

Sure, ideally there is more to consider later on.
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Mika
2018-11-10 12:00:22 UTC
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--- Comment #6 from Mika <***@scryptmail.com> ---
If I'm not mistaken, the "Redirect Message" dialogue already has the proposed
functionality implemented. Except for "top 5 recently used" list all is working
fine. The "Transport" dropdown might be a nice addition, too.
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