PLEASE use MIME Atttachments! (was: Re: [FIX] Comments for Set...)

Bert Freudenberg bert at
Tue Apr 30 07:45:08 UTC 2002

On Tue, 30 Apr 2002, Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:

> So when I saw a great big button labelled "send message", I not
> unreasonably expected it to SEND THE MESSAGE. This was the lie.  That
> button does NOT mean "send the message", it means "add the message to
> the .tosend category".
> [...]
> Apparently Celeste users are happy with the way it works. 

Indeed, this is what Celeste users expect. What happened was that you were
classified as "Celeste user" because you had, as you admitted, tried to
use Celeste before.

If you had *never* before used Celeste, then "send message" would have 
sent the message out immediately. I just checked, it works.

> I propose the following change to Celeste.  For all I know, it may already
> have been made in Squeak 3.2, but if not, I hope someone will do it.
> A "Mister Postman" window has two big buttons at the top,
> "send message" and "add attachment".  Change this to three:
> "send message later", "send message now", and "add attachment".
> "send message now" should open up an SMPT socket and send the
> message right away.

I second that, or a similar arrangement. Maybe the "send" button could
just be labeled depending upon what it actually will do, that is, if you
are classified as Celeste user or not. For example, "move to .tosend"  
vs. "send now".

-- Bert

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