NewsForge's Robin Miller on Converting Outlook Users to Mozilla
Monday June 23rd, 2003
#30 Yeah, the problem is cluttered folder tree
Wednesday June 25th, 2003 7:25 AM
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Exactly. It's *possible* to do both these things in a hacky workaroundy type way, but when I tried this requires you to hugely clutter the folder tree. Even if your accounts filter to the same inbox, you can't get rid of those other unnecessary sets of folders. I want to see one set of folders, not two, never mind five.
The obvious way to handle this would be, when adding an account, to select whether it uses an existing folder tree or a new one. I think this is described in the relevant bug.
Maybe for some people the Mozilla system is better than the OE system, I don't dispute that (we could argue which should be default), but there's room for both and it doesn't need to add much in the way of preference clutter (certainly less than the UI clutter currently forced on people with multiple accounts).