[TAG] 2c tip. Stopping an email transmission in kmail
ben at callahans.org
Mon May 17 22:59:02 MSD 2004
On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 02:19:16PM -0400, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 12:28:56PM -0400, Ben Okopnik wrote:
> > > you just forgot to add an attachment.
> > [chuckle] That's an "advantage" of a slow connection, I suppose - I can
> > usually yank the USB-to-cell-phone connector out of its socket before
> > SMTP completes. Crude, I know... but it's stopped a couple of
> > 'OHSHITIDIDNTWANTTOSEND*THAT**THERE!*' transactions.
> Submitted for your approval:
> Mail programs should have a built in delay, programmable and
> overridable by the user in a hidden config panel somewhere, whereby
> outgoing mail looks like it's starting to send, but doesn't actually do
> it for a bit.
Write up and submit an RFC, with a (preferably default) option of never
sending the mail at all but displaying a progress bar nevertheless. The
"Delay but send" checkbox should definitely be hidden, though.
Hopefully, it'll sport cute dancing bunnies and slowly cycling blinking
eyes, and a "You DID it, congratulations!" message at the end.
Or don't submit one. It'll be in the next version of 0utlook, anyway
(and I'll bet you neither you nor I will get a penny for the idea.)
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