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    i've finally got this installed on my mail server so can use it in anger. it takes a while to get used to the very different interface and philosophy that zimbra takes, but its very impressive so far! a few observations:

    1) the interface works beautifully on 1280x1024 desktop. however its very difficult to use on widescreen laptop @ 1280x768 (fairly common for road warriors using webmail). the vertical segments are too high and don't resize well, so the actual contents of the email at the bottom of the screen only get a few lines of reading space. a lot of this space is taken up by dark(er) gray subject box with tag optionally underneath, and the message header box. it would be nice to either eliminate or merge these boxes, or have them collapseable, ala thunderbird. also, in conversation view there's a limit to the amount you can drag the message window up at the expense of message fragments. hope this makes sense.

    2) i cant see a way of seeing full message headers.

    3) in conversation view, you can't resize most of the columns, and messages with a year in the received column wrap off the end.

    4) in 'By Message' view, it would be nice to have a collapse/expand thread view - this is what a lot of people are used to and would make transition much more natural.

    5) calendar doesn't remember ticked calendars (i think this may have been flagged as bug 4708, if memory serves?)

    6) please please please please please add a todo list integrated with calendar ) most people work more productively with checklists - it makes projects and time management much easier, and would be a natural fit for zimbra.

    this is groundbreaking software, thankyou for contributing it to the opensource community.

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    7) guide to skinning!

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    8) Would be nice to have the Trashcan have 'Delete' text beside it - the junk button is easier to hit and i find myself automatically hitting that to delete stuff.

    9) The move to folder would be great as a dropdown with multi-level menu type folders as opposed to the current popup.

    10) HTML reply doesn't quote properly with '>'

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    hi. thanks for the feedback

    1) my laptop is set for only 1024x768; definitely not the best. i will check whether there is an rfe for collapsing the message headers

    2) right click on a message and select "Show Original". this works in either the message view or a specific conversation view, but not in the main conversation view

    3) we have an rfe for resizing columns (bug 4800)

    4) we have an rfe for getting to a conversation from a single message in the message view (bug 1630). i think this is parallel to what you're saying and maybe would be more "zimbra-like"

    5) this is definitely filed as bug 4599 (not to mention 4561 and 4708

    6) i think most people would like to do lists; i don't see any bugs filed for that yet

    7) there are some clues here in the forum about skinning, but it's not something we're looking at right now

    8) i think there's a bug or two filed about the toolbar

    9) i agree. luckily it's already filed as bug 428

    10) doh. i'm not seeing them '>' at all. there are some bugs (notably 425 and 920) about catching broken lines in replies

    don't forget that once we get the bugzilla database out there you'll be able to vote on bugs/features which will help us prioritize bug fixes.

    thanks again
    ;b
    Last edited by bobby; 12-12-2005 at 07:29 PM.

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