GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 204891
Forward Filter action missing
Last modified: 2009-01-19 17:47:31 UTC
One of the available filter actions is "forward to address." Currently
this feature is either unimplemented or broken, as it has no effect.
Appears to still be the case in 0.10.99; marking as critical because
the feature should either be implemented or the menu removed before 1.0.
actually, this has never ever worked :-)
It's about time someone reported it as a bug :p
I think this guy should get a cookie!
anyways, as far as implementation...can I we just dump this into the
Outbox? or do we have to modify headers and such? Point is, how do
people want this to work? Do they want it to act as a .forward file?
or do they want it to react as if they had clicked on "Forward" and
then clicked "Send"?
I assume people would use this to send the message to another account,
so we don't want to transform the message at all. So dumping it in
outbox (with a new To:) might be sufficient.
But if it's "To: foo-list" you don't want to rewrite that to
"To: danw@elsewhere". So it should be like redirect.
Anyway, smells like a feature to me. For 1.0 we should probably
just remove it. (No one has complained about not being able to
do it really...)
Um, I think what I was trying to describe was redirect. Which is kind
of a feature, but we did claim to support it, so maybe it's a bug that
it was unimplemented... :-)
Owen: you want to forward to another account, right?
we shouldn't claim to support re-direct; that has been futured as a
new feature (as per bug 200166.) peterw or others:
actions->forward->redirect should be removed when someone has a chance.
switching to FUTURE. I'll hack out the option in the xml file too.
*** bug 231256 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The action I was looking for is an email sent to me that I want to
automatically forward to my sister. So is this NOT to be one of the
actions offered in the filter selections in 1.2?
it wasn't there in 1.0 either
*** bug 239183 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
still missing this feature in evo1.4.6.
*** bug 245602 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
related to bug 220417
Sure would be nice to see this bubble up on the TODO list. From the level of frustration apparent in googles on "evolution forward ~filter" or even "evolution forward filter site:gnome.org" it seems obvious that this is a much-desired feature.
See for example:
The feature was apparently present in earlier evolution versions but, according to the above ubuntu discussions, was (surprisingly) removed in 2001.
the feature never existed, it was only a UI element that existed which did nothing.
anyways, yes, it would be a nice feature to add.
*** Bug 478723 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Bumping version to a stable release.
*** Bug 553767 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 561672 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 126422 [details] [review]
proposed eds patch
I decided to make all the ugly work in a client, rather than in eds, thus delegating all the work to a session.
Created attachment 126423 [details] [review]
proposed evo patch
And here are evo's bits. It's forwarding in a very similar way as redirecting. It simplifies things so much.
Milan, seems Ok. Just test it.Update EDS/Evo requirement
eds part committed to trunk. Committed revision 9956.
evo part committed to trunk. Committed revision 37101.
Evolution's requirement is already 2.25.5, but I guess there will be some version bump very soon, after tarballs release (has been done already), thus we should do so after that.
Thanks for the fix, Milan, I appreciate it. (Now if only I could remember what I wanted to do back in 2001... :))