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    Quote Originally Posted by ZCSForumTH
    I would like to add my vote for this feature as well. This feature is nice for mailing lists as billm describes, I do the exact same thing. Also, I like having one email account that aggregates all my email from several domain. Then when replying or sending mail, I just choose which alias identity I want to use in the "From:" line. There are other ways to do this but aliases are quick and simple to use.

    - Tom
    I'd also like to throw in a request for this feature. I actually use an account provided by my college that forwards email wherever I want. I find it extremely useful because I can't find a satisfactory webmail service and switch all the time, but I don't have to hand out a new email address to everyone because I just give them the college alum account address. And I also use other aliases that I hand out to various websites. So being able to send as any account you own is very important. One implementation I've seen that is rather nice is the ability to set preferences on a folder by folder basis. So I can assign a from: address to a folder, and then when I start a new message from within that folder, that from: address is used. The Inbox acts as the default, so whatever I set there is used unless I've specified otherwise in the other folders' preferences. It becomes very powerful when used in combination with a set of filters to send mail for specific aliases to specific folders. And, of course, when replying to or forwarding an email, it's nice when the from: address picks up the to: address in the original email, if it's available.

    One more request would be the addition of the preview pane to the list of mail in the folder. So that clicking on a message immediately loads the message into the preview pane, instead of having to double-click to load the conversation view. I can see how it would interfere with the conversations, so it probably requires a bit of thought about implementation, but it's something I found myself wanting when using the demo.

    Overall, very impressive. Thanks for the great work!

    Cheers,
    -Loren

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    I also have a list of wishes/suggestions, I don't make a new thread, I put it in here.

    Notes
    Something like the notes function in Outlook.

    Filter rules
    For example if I want to add a bunch of mail adresses to a filter rule, something like a "selection-popup" would be useful.
    More complex rules: At the moment, you can only define if "any" or "all" conditions are met. With complex rules I mean a construct like: "if A and B are met but only if C is met too".

    Delete
    What I really miss is the possibility to delete elements (mails, calendar entries, etc) by pressing [DEL] on the keyboard.

    Width of left column
    The user should be able to change the width of the left area. In my case (look at the image), a part of the folder structure is hidden. Of course, there is a horizontal scrollbar, but it doesn't increase the usability.


    Localization of the time and date formats
    It will be automated, read this post of KevinH.

    "Jumping" on contacts page
    At the moment, handling many contacts is painful. A simple thing that would help much: A simple bar with the characters A-Z; when you click on a letter, you get to the first contact beginning with this letter (like it is in Outlook 2003). Other possibility/additional: If you type in a letter on contacts page you get to the matching contact.

    Authentication on outgoing relay
    Most of people using a SMTP-Relay will have to authenticate. There is a thread with a howto doing this, but it's such a fundamental feature, IMHO it should be built in.

    More than 100 items per page
    Currently, the maximum number of elements on one page is limited to 100. Please increase this limit. Those who don't need it don't have to use it.

    Automatic refresh of the site
    It will built in in the next release

    Choose "From"-adress
    I also would like the possibility to choose from wich alias-adress you want to send the mail. It is described detailled in the posts above.

    Remember the folder layout
    With folder layout i mean with folders are opened/closed. This "layout" is lost if you logout.

    Select text in the contact view
    In the contacts view you are not able to select/mark a text. This would be useful if you want to copy an adress/telephone number/etc.



    I hope my feedback is useful for you. I do all I can to support this fantastic product.

    goetzi

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    Quote Originally Posted by goetzi
    I also have a list of wishes/suggestions, I don't make a new thread, I put it in here.
    I'll try to respond to some of these

    Quote Originally Posted by goetzi
    Notes
    Something like the notes function in Outlook.
    This is planned, although not slated for a particular release yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by goetzi
    Filter rules
    For example if I want to add a bunch of mail adresses to a filter rule, something like a "selection-popup" would be useful.
    More complex rules: At the moment, you can only define if "any" or "all" conditions are met. With complex rules I mean a construct like: "if A and B are met but only if C is met too".
    This is really just a UI thing, since if you'd edit this into LDAP you should be able to define this. I'll add an enhancement for these two thoughts.

    Quote Originally Posted by goetzi
    Delete
    What I really miss is the possibility to delete elements (mails, calendar entries, etc) by pressing [DEL] on the keyboard.
    Yes a keyboard model is coming. I also miss this feature!

    Quote Originally Posted by goetzi
    Width of left column
    The user should be able to change the width of the left area. In my case (look at the image), a part of the folder structure is hidden. Of course, there is a horizontal scrollbar, but it doesn't increase the usability.
    I'll add an enhancement.

    Quote Originally Posted by goetzi
    Localization of the time and date formats
    It will be automated, read this post of KevinH.
    Yep.

    Quote Originally Posted by goetzi
    "Jumping" on contacts page
    At the moment, handling many contacts is painful. A simple thing that would help much: A simple bar with the characters A-Z; when you click on a letter, you get to the first contact beginning with this letter (like it is in Outlook 2003). Other possibility/additional: If you type in a letter on contacts page you get to the matching contact.
    I'll add an enhancement.

    Quote Originally Posted by goetzi
    Authentication on outgoing relay
    Most of people using a SMTP-Relay will have to authenticate. There is a thread with a howto doing this, but it's such a fundamental feature, IMHO it should be built in.
    Good point, and I agree. One more enhancement.

    Quote Originally Posted by goetzi
    More than 100 items per page
    Currently, the maximum number of elements on one page is limited to 100. Please increase this limit. Those who don't need it don't have to use it.
    If we do this then it must have the ability to be disabled by the admin. Maybe we just give per COS control over the options here. The objection to just let this number get really big is that it hurts performance if people are trying to pull 100's of items at a time. Is there a particular reason you think you need more than 100 items? IMHO if you need more than 100 then there is a larger usability problem we need to solve.

    Quote Originally Posted by goetzi
    Automatic refresh of the site
    It will built in in the next release
    This is there now. It just isn't user changable. It's an admin/COS thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by goetzi
    Choose "From"-adress
    I also would like the possibility to choose from wich alias-adress you want to send the mail. It is described detailled in the posts above.
    Yep, got it.

    Quote Originally Posted by goetzi
    Remember the folder layout
    With folder layout i mean with folders are opened/closed. This "layout" is lost if you logout.
    Yes this is a good one. I've also got a couple folders I'd like left open.

    Quote Originally Posted by goetzi
    Select text in the contact view
    In the contacts view you are not able to select/mark a text. This would be useful if you want to copy an adress/telephone number/etc.
    Interesting, never noticed that before. I'll file it.

    Quote Originally Posted by goetzi
    I hope my feedback is useful for you. I do all I can to support this fantastic product.

    goetzi
    Very useful! Thanks so much.

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    Is there a particular reason you think you need more than 100 items?
    Two people asked for it. But they didn't know the possibility of the superb and fast search. I showed them and now there is no need for a larger number of items anymore.

    Here are some more things (I don't write anything about the calendar, becaue I know it is massivly enhanced in the next version):

    mouse hover in attached messages
    What I mean with attached messages:
    If I open this attachment/message, no information is shown if I move the mouse over an email-adress.

    "mailto:" - links
    I don't know if it is somehow possible, but it would be very cool, if "mailto:"-links would be opened in the Zimbra Ajax Client. Of course, modifications on the client system would have to be made, but I think a couple of people (me too) would do this.

    "New mail" for multiple contacts
    If you select multiple contacts an do a right click, you can't click on "New Email". This would be a useful feature.

    Drag and drop of contacts
    Just a question: Why can I drag contact items arround? I didn't find a possibility where I can drop it.


    For the moment, this is all, but you can shure I won't stop criticising

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    Quote Originally Posted by goetzi
    mouse hover in attached messages
    What I mean with attached messages:
    If I open this attachment/message, no information is shown if I move the mouse over an email-adress.

    "mailto:" - links
    I don't know if it is somehow possible, but it would be very cool, if "mailto:"-links would be opened in the Zimbra Ajax Client. Of course, modifications on the client system would have to be made, but I think a couple of people (me too) would do this.

    "New mail" for multiple contacts
    If you select multiple contacts an do a right click, you can't click on "New Email". This would be a useful feature.

    Drag and drop of contacts
    Just a question: Why can I drag contact items arround? I didn't find a possibility where I can drop it.
    For attached mesages today we don't parse them for known objects like URLs, and e-mails. For mailto: links to work we'd need to have a small PC systray program. It can be done just not something we've got to yet. Mulitselect contacts for new mail is a good idea.

    You can drag a tag to a contact, but it's a bug that the contact can't be dragged to a tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billm
    Say I have an account that I can login to as foo@bar.com, but can receive email to foo@bar.com and foobar@bar.com, I'd like to be able to send email using the aliases that are enabled for my account (administrator settable of course, I can see plenty of admins NOT wanting this). Does that help a little? I'm thinking something along the lines of a "From:" drop down with the default being the login (or account) name (btw, I discovered I could log in to the webmail account via aliases too!) allowing the user to select his alternate email aliases as the sender. In my personal case, I'd like to subscribe to mailing lists using an address of account-mailinglist@domain and reply using that so my actual _personal_ email account isn't posted all over the 'net. But I can see this being useful outside of my personal case though, else I wouldn't be asking for it.
    i'd like to see this feature too.. i personally would even take it a step further and let the administrator allow his users to freely enter any email address as the from address... i would like to see this feature because i am member of some associations and clubs where you get your own address @their-domain.com which is then used for internal business. so i can't make my zimbra the controller for all those domains, since it's not, but i'd still like to be able to send using those email addresses...
    my personal goal could also be achieved by allowing a zimbra account to have aliases from other domains as well. that's very comon i think. (i.e. every student at the university of zurich has his own @access.unizh.ch address which most use just as a forwarding alias and have all their university mail forwarded to their main account. but still, if wee sometimes have to request something by mail, we should use our university address in order to be processed automatically and given permission to do stuff... )

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    Quote Originally Posted by psuter
    i'd like to see this feature too.. i personally would even take it a step further and let the administrator allow his users to freely enter any email address as the from address... i would like to see this feature because i am member of some associations and clubs where you get your own address @their-domain.com which is then used for internal business. so i can't make my zimbra the controller for all those domains, since it's not, but i'd still like to be able to send using those email addresses...
    my personal goal could also be achieved by allowing a zimbra account to have aliases from other domains as well. that's very comon i think. (i.e. every student at the university of zurich has his own @access.unizh.ch address which most use just as a forwarding alias and have all their university mail forwarded to their main account. but still, if wee sometimes have to request something by mail, we should use our university address in order to be processed automatically and given permission to do stuff... )
    Yes we understand this requirement. It's similar to the gmail ability to add external email accounts as valid FROM addresses. It's something we'll look at after we add basic alias sending support.

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    There was mention earlier about the diversity of the filtering options available for zimbra. I don't know how you guys handle this stuff under the covers but you do use Cyrus as your mailserver. Cyrus has an extension called Sieve that might make extending this functionallity easier.

    You can find details of it here:

    http://asg.web.cmu.edu/cyrus/
    http://asg.web.cmu.edu/cyrus/sieve/

    and an api for it here: (although i am not certain if the same joe did them both)

    http://libsieve.sourceforge.net/

    From my experience this is one of the best filtering languages out there for building complex layered filters.

    -- Isi

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    Another feature that i have not seen added that would be great is the ability to import data into the contact list. Perhaps a CSV type of import where i could take contacts from nearly anywhere and import them directly into zimbra.

    Also to extend this it would be nice to be able to email contact data as an object or attachment, as done now with outlook, and import it directly into zimbra.

    -- Isi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isi
    There was mention earlier about the diversity of the filtering options available for zimbra. I don't know how you guys handle this stuff under the covers but you do use Cyrus as your mailserver. Cyrus has an extension called Sieve that might make extending this functionallity easier.

    You can find details of it here:

    http://asg.web.cmu.edu/cyrus/
    http://asg.web.cmu.edu/cyrus/sieve/

    and an api for it here: (although i am not certain if the same joe did them both)

    http://libsieve.sourceforge.net/

    From my experience this is one of the best filtering languages out there for building complex layered filters.

    -- Isi
    Thanks for your post! We do use SIEVE on the server to represent filter rules . We are also in the middle of working on the filter UI to make it much for robust and usable.

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