[Kde-pim] : KMail Account Wizard

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Tue Nov 11 20:04:16 GMT 2008

On Tuesday 11 November 2008, Thomas McGuire wrote:
> Hi,
> On Montag 10 November 2008 23:11:59 Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> > On Monday 10 November 2008, Matthias Fuchs wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I think the "Account Wizard" should not be located under
> > > "Extras", but rather in the "Settings"-menu. Simply because it is
> > > just another way to "change" (rather add) settings.
> > >
> > > What do you think about that?
> >
> > IMO it does not belong at all into the menu. The wizard should be
> > started if somebody creates a new account in the configuration
> > dialog. Here I assume that the wizard can easily be skipped to the
> > usual full-fledged account configuration dialog.
> The other wizards (spam and virus) are also in that menu.

Sure. But those two wizards do not make sense anywhere else, at least 
not atm, while the logical place for the account wizard is the account 
creation in the configuration dialog. Moreover, those two wizard are 
really very special wizards while the account wizard should probably be 
used by most users.

BTW, instead of moving the "Account Wizard" to the Settings menu I 
suggest to rename the option to "New Account..." and put it in the New 
submenu of the File menu next to "New Message..." and "New Folder...".

> However, also making it somehow accessible from the config dialog
> would be nice. I just don't know what the best way to do this UI-wise
> would be. Right now we have a tab for receiving accounts and one for
> sending, not sure where the wizard should be launched from, as it
> creates both types, and there are certain cases where one doesn't
> want that.

Does it create both accounts in one go? And probably also a matching 
identity? If yes, then this wizard is also a special wizard which is 
probably only useful exactly once. In this case I'd leave it where it 

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