UI mock-up - Account Setup Rev.2

Tanstaafl tanstaafl at libertytrek.org
Mon May 6 13:46:49 UTC 2019


On 5/4/2019, 7:24:39 AM, Ben Bucksch <ben.bucksch at beonex.com> wrote:
> I understand your idea, but it is highly detrimental to UX to hide
> things that the user might need. Tabs can make sense e.g. in preferences
> dialogs, where the user wants to see only one at a time.
> 
> In this case, the user will have to fill out *both *incoming and
> outgoing sections. Furthermore, some fields (e.g. the username) are
> connected. Hiding the outgoing section will likely make many users think
> that if they filled out the Incoming section, they can attempt a
> connection. They are wrong. That's particularly bad, because the dialog
> only checks the incoming server and not the outgoing server, so it may
> (worst case) leave the user with a broken config.
> 
> If you need the user to fill out certain fields, you need to *show* them
> the fields. In this case, it's not appropriate to hide fields. They are
> all required.

I agree, and this is a perfect example of why it is so important for
Thunderbird to join the modern age, and allow a real 'Use same
username/pw for both receiving and sending emails' option.

Why make me enter a username/password twice? It makes zero sense.


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