Autoconfig specs

Patrick Ben Koetter p at state-of-mind.de
Fri Jul 5 19:49:07 UTC 2013


* Blake Winton <bwinton at mozilla.com>:
> It kind of already does, in that it will show <http://mxr.mozilla.org/comm-central/source/mailnews/base/prefs/content/accountcreation/emailWizard.js#831>
> one IMAP and one POP3 server, if you have both listed.
> I don't believe there are any plans to support multiple servers of
> one type, since that seems like an edge-case, and one that would in
> general confuse users more than it would help them.  (Of all the
> autoconfigs we have, no-one has asked for multiple servers of the
> same type yet.)

ACK

> As a side note, automx looks like a pretty sweet tool!

We'd be honoured if Mozilla used it at https://ispdb.mozillamessaging.com/.

p at rick

> On 05-07-13 9:53 , Christian Rößner wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I am writing the code for automx (http://www.automx.org/), which does implement an autoconfig service (written in Python). Currently it supports multiple servers.
> >
> >As far as I know, Thunderbird doesn't support this, yet. I had included this support into automx, because the example snippets to the autoconfig specs did show a "Freemail" configuration that does list multiple protocols.
> >
> >Also:
> >
> >See: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Autoconfiguration:ConfigFileFormat
> >Section: Multiple servers
> >
> >Now my question:
> >
> >Will Thunderbird ever include multiple servers? If not, I would remove this support in automx, as it does make our code much more easier and cleaner.
> >
> >Thanks in advance
> >
> >-Christian Rößner
> >
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