[spambayes-dev] Outlook Manager dialog
T.A.Meyer at massey.ac.nz
Mon Aug 18 13:26:56 EDT 2003
> * "Spam" and "Possible Spam" should maybe back on a
> single "Filter" page
> This leaves us with:
> General, Training, Filter, Filter Now, Advanced
To me it seems odd that the general page has a 'training' section, and
then there is a separate 'training' tab. There seem to be three
sections - training, filtering and advanced. Squishing everything into
three pages probably means pages that are too big, but maybe not.
The layout I think makes most sense:
Page 1: Training. Includes the current training box from 'general', and
all of the content of the training tab. Results in a larger page, but
only slightly (also see page 3).
Page 2: Filtering. Includes the current filtering box from 'general',
and all of the content of the spam and unsure tabs. Results in a larger
page, but not too much, and makes more sense (also see page 3). The
"mark spam as read" option seems to take up too much room, but I don't
have any idea how to improve it... :)
Page 3: Status (this could maybe be page 1). The version string could
be moved here, plus the database ham/spam count, plus the watch folder
information. This is the page that I would want to see most often once
everything is running. This would save space on other pages, and also
allow the watch folder information space to be a bit bigger (it runs out
of room very quickly). This is a big shuffle, though.
Page 4: Advanced. As it is, although I wonder if "save spam score"
belongs in advanced. The wording of the delete-as-spam-marks-as-read
option isn't clear either. If you select "None", it says "When a
message is deleted as spam, change its read state to None", which isn't
Where is "Filter now", you ask? In a separate dialog, accessed via
either a button on the filtering tab, or as a separate toolbar menuitem.
The rest is status/settings, this is an action ; it makes sense to
> I'd really like to hear other people's opinions on this too.
Personally I don't really like tabs, and thought the old one was better
(it made more logical sense). I realise that this is probably a
minority opinion, and that the users are familiar with a tabbed
 Ok, training is an action, but it's a 'settings' kind of action ;)
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