Add additional Links for Multiple Accounts

Asked by Steven Metzler on 2018-05-13

Hello, I have noticed that you can only add links for one account (default google). Most of us have multiple email accounts and I would like to set up links for Hotmail and Google but There is no way to set up individual links for individual accounts. Can you possibly add this ability in future Versions?

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Unity Mail Edit question
Assignee:
Robert Tari Edit question
Last query:
2018-05-13
Last reply:
2018-05-13
Robert Tari (robert-tari) said : #1

I have already considered this some time ago, the problem is that the dock/launcher allows only one level of menu items for shortcuts, so they do whatever you tell them to do in settings. The following would be nice with sub-menus, but it cannot be done:

Account 1
-> Mark all as read
-> Compose Mail
-> Sent
-> ...

Account 2
-> Mark all as read
-> Compose Mail
-> Sent
-> ...

The only solution I can think of is a popup dialog asking the user which account they want the selected action for.

Any thoughts or ideas?

Steven Metzler (bugmansteve) said : #2

Well I have 0 knowledge of coding so I can be of no help. I didn't realize this limitation is forced like that. Maybe I can link Gmail to read my Hotmail? I haven't really tried that nor do I know where to do it but I will try.

Steven Metzler (bugmansteve) said : #3

Yea, The Popup show my Hotmail notification, but when I click on it it goes to Gmail so that is no good.

Steven Metzler (bugmansteve) said : #4

I posted a Issue on AskUnbuntu, Maybe someone thare can come up with a solution....https://askubuntu.com/questions/1035672/add-additional-links-to-unity-mail-notifier-for-hotmail

Robert Tari (robert-tari) said : #5

The links take you to GMail because you have those configured in Settings->Links.

I will file a bug (to myself) and add this as a low priority wish, since it requires some major rewrites. This is how it will probably work:

1. I will need to implement per-account links in Settings -> Links
2. Upon selecting a command from the quicklist in the dock/laucher, Unity Mail will ask you which account you want that action for
3. As a side-effect, the "ask-me-what to-do" dialog and the Messaging menu entry will take you to the right link

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