UPDATE - Re: ? "Set Up an Existing Account" ? -- Re: UI mock-up - Account Setup Rev.2

Mike Ramey miker206wa at gmail.com
Fri May 3 02:27:01 UTC 2019


*WELCOME to ***Thunderbird *Setup: *
*
*What do you want to do now?

  * Configure Thunderbird to /connect to /an _existing_ email account?  =>

  * Have Thunderbird create a _new_ email account and /connect to /it?  =>

  * Manually configure Thunderbird for more specialized uses? =>

*NOTE:*  You can return here later to configure Thunderbird to /connect 
to /_multiple_ new or existing email accounts.


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On 2019-05-02 16:33, Mike Ramey wrote:
> E.g. --
>
> *WELCOME -- Configuring Thunderbird
>
> *What do you want to do now?
>
>  1. Configure Thunderbird to work with an _existing_ email account?
>
>  2. Have Thunderbird create a _new_ email account and work with it?
>
>  3. Manually configure Thunderbird for more specialized uses?
>
> *NOTE:*  You can return here later to configure Thunderbird to work 
> with _multiple_ new or existing email accounts.
>
>
> _____________________
> On 2019-05-02 13:55, Wayne Mery wrote:
>> On 5/2/2019 4:16 PM, Mike Ramey wrote:
>>> I'm bothered by the phrase "Set Up an Existing Account".  Why? 
>>> Because you're NOT 'setting up an existing account'.  The existing 
>>> *_email_* account is _already_ 'set up' and (I assume) correctly 
>>> configured.  The user is *_configuring_**_Thunderbird_* to connect 
>>> to & work with an existing, working email account.  What about 
>>> something like:
>>>
>>>   * Set Up Thunderbird to:
>>>       o Work with an existing email account
>>>         or
>>>       o Create & work with a new email account
>>>
>> I've also had concerns about this.  It might be interesting to see 
>> how other mail clients handle this.
>>
>> That said, I'm sure there have been struggles with "naming" and 
>> wording this in the past.  So it may be instructive to look at the 
>> following (in reverse chronological order)
>>
>> Bug 637651 - "Creating account" wording is a bit confusing 
>> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=637651>
>>
>> Bug 511308 - make autoconfig the default new account UI 
>> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=511308> plus 
>> https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Autoconfiguration
>>
>> (there is probably some account wizard or other bugs I am missing 
>> prior to 2008/9)
>>
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