[horde] User name and email in top bar

Michael M Slusarz slusarz at horde.org
Thu Feb 7 06:24:39 UTC 2013

Quoting Oscar del Rio <delrio at mie.utoronto.ca>:

> Users may login to different accounts (e.g. their personal account  
> and generic support accounts).  I found myself not knowing to which  
> account I logged on while testing multiple accounts.

This seems like a fairly specific use-case limited to a small number  
of users.  With the forthcoming ability to access multiple accounts  
within a single IMP session, the need to differentiate between  
accounts seems to become less important.

I don't disagree with the idea that we should make it more easily  
configurable (or at least easily editable) to allow this change.  But  
making it the default does not seem to be the correct solution, and  
instituting a preference also seems dubious.

> In desktop email applications (thunderbird/outlook), the user would  
> have the multiple accounts displayed in the sidebar, so you know to  
> which account the current folder belongs to.

See above re: IMP's multiple account ability.  I am not a big fan of  
thunderbird's model where the base account is also listed under a  
separate tab.  Mainly because this model doesn't translate well to our  
webmail model, where you have to login to the base account to even  
access the application (vs. thunderbird where you can open up the  
application without ever connecting to any account).


Michael Slusarz [slusarz at horde.org]

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