Ticket #7694 (closed Feature Request: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Usability issues with @@mail-controlpanel

Reported by: mjm Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 3.1.5
Component: General Version:
Keywords: Cc: grahamperrin

Description

Usability issue: in @@mail-controlpanel the ESMTP password is shown as empty, even if a password was entered previously. I think this should show dots or asterisks.

Usability issue for admin: I noticed in my debugging that throwing the Mailhost away in the ZMI did NOT yield errors in the @@mail-controlpanel. (There is the normal message about Mail not being properly set up)

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by mjm

  • Priority changed from minor to major

Even when a new (Secure)Mailhost is added, the settings shown in @@mail-controlpanel are no more in sync with the Mailhost (even after subsequent modifications in @@mail-controlpanel).

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by grahamperrin

  • Cc grahamperrin added

Maybe completely off-topic from this ticket #7694 but

no more in sync

in relation to the Mail control panel reminds me of my #7425 where - on just one occasion - what was (re)presented to me did not match my recollection of what had been entered. But #7425 did not involve ESMTP related fields.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by grahamperrin

I'll draw a very tentative comparison between
this ticket #7694
and #7427 where a server, in response to a request from an administrator:

appeared to go through the motions of [something]

  • but did not actually do that thing.

A debatably common thread to all three tickets:

  • Plone does not express an error

— I'm most accustomed to seeing an explicit message, or traceback, when any error occurs.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by hannosch

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

(In [21525]) Simplified the mail control panel to present all information on one tab. In case of validation errors the panel behaved in most unintuitive ways. This closes #7425, #7694 and #6916.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by hannosch

  • Component changed from Control Panel to Infrastructure

comment:14 Changed 22 months ago by davisagli

  • Component changed from Infrastructure to General
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