[Bug 160369] New: provide easier way to define classification profiles

Maciej Pilichowski bluedzins at wp.pl
Fri Apr 4 16:31:04 BST 2008

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           Summary: provide easier way to define classification profiles
           Product: kmail
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: SuSE RPMs
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: kdepim-bugs kde org
        ReportedBy: bluedzins wp pl

Version:            (using KDE 3.5.9)
Installed from:    SuSE RPMs

Currently there are only two profiles predefined: spam and ham.

However spam is what is rejected by spam program (in my case bogofilter) and ham is what is accepted. Which leads us to idea of multi-purpose profiles:
a) conference announce
b) business mail
c) private mail from my friends

some of those could be handled by manually defining filters, but in general that could be handled by classification rules -- of course one database for bogofilter cannot be used, but bogofilter already supports multi database usage.

So it is already available in KMail, the problem is KMail shows rather low-level, almost internal view of the mechanism how the classification should be done.

It would be easier for user (and less errorprone) to show user classification profiles and hide this stuff from her/his (of course, when she/he clicks "details" current filter dialog should appear) -- all the user should know is what profiles she/he would like to have:

1) new 
2) classification profile: "call for papers":
3) what to do?: move to folder "conferences"
4) END!

No "run external program", no "-N -s -d ..." (at the first sight of course). 

Then click RMB on the mail and learn that _this_ mail is "call for papers".

So I would opt for treating the current filter dialog as needed, but as "show details" function in upper-level dialog "classification profiles".

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