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Old 04-04-2010, 05:45 PM   #1
frankzen
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Question Setting up Sylpheed -


I have been trying to setup Sylpheed my favorite email client for a long time but can't find a solution to my problem. I am trying to setup the folder lists to ONLY show UNREAD mail and TOTAL mail. But whatever I try the total mail ends up on the extreme right wasting a lot of screen space.

here's a pic of what I mean:




http://imagebin.ca/view/z5Hsdzmm.html


Any ideas ????


Thanks
 
Old 04-09-2010, 11:36 AM   #2
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Well, I use the following strategy:
Common Preferences -> Display -> General -> "Display unread number next to folder name" is checked.
And "Display message number columns in the folder view" is unchecked.

And the left side pane is 15%-20% screen width and the right side pane(80%) is subject listing only, no preview pane. "No Preview" makes it a bit safer because I can choose not to open a message if I find the subject line suspicious.

If there are unread mails, it shows the mail count in Red(2345). I get 10-20 emails a day from 4 accounts each and I find it fast enough and safe enough so far.

Last edited by deskt0plinux; 04-09-2010 at 11:39 AM. Reason: minor edit
 
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:25 PM   #3
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Thanks. I am trying out your system, but wish I didn't have to double-click on the message header to read it. Bitch Bitch Bitch.
I still don't understand why the columns are set up the way they are and are not adjustable enough. Every other piece I software I
run that's similar has totally adjustable column widths. Oh well, they say programmers are the worst interface designers .
 
Old 04-11-2010, 07:14 PM   #4
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Lightbulb Solved my own problem

Had a look at the .sylpheed directory..and found sylpheedrc file in
there. Why hadn't I thought of that before.
A bit of fiddling around and finally figured out which keywords controlled what.
From there it was simple...just adjust the size (while Sylpheed was not running) and bingo, Bobs your uncle.
 
  


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