• Improvements to email attachment downloads

    From deon@VERT/ALTERANT to Digital Man on Sunday, September 03, 2023 12:16:01
    Hey DM,

    I'm using sychronet more for "bbs" related email, and I had a user send me an email with 10 screenshots (and thus 10 attachments).

    Since I'm away from home, I dont have POP enabled, and leveraged a terminal to download the attachments to look at them. (That all worked well.)

    However, after *each* attachment I was asked if I wanted to hangup after it being received. I also didnt know how many there were, and at one point I wondered if it was looping. (It wasnt.)

    I wondered if it was possible to some changes, I was thinking these three things:
    * Can all attachments be sent as a batch, thus one answer to "yes" that I want to download them, and one answer to "no" dont hangup.

    * Is it possible to display how many (and I guess how big) the attachments are?

    * If batch is not possible, can the ask to hangup be only asked once?



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  • From Digital Man@VERT to deon on Saturday, September 02, 2023 21:13:49
    Re: Improvements to email attachment downloads
    By: deon to Digital Man on Sun Sep 03 2023 12:16 pm

    I wondered if it was possible to some changes

    I created a gitlab issue for your request: https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/issues/613
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to deon on Saturday, September 02, 2023 23:32:15
    Re: Improvements to email attachment downloads
    By: deon to Digital Man on Sun Sep 03 2023 12:16 pm

    Hey DM,

    I'm using sychronet more for "bbs" related email, and I had a user send me an email with 10 screenshots (and thus 10 attachments).

    Since I'm away from home, I dont have POP enabled, and leveraged a terminal to download the attachments to look at them. (That all worked well.)

    However, after *each* attachment I was asked if I wanted to hangup after it


    you might be the first sysop ever to get an email from a user with 10 screenshots/attachments. that's pretty much against email etiquette.

    I would tell the guy to send one zip archive instead.

    i think it's a decent idea to send it all as a batch but that's it.
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  • From fusion@VERT/CFBBS to Digital Man on Sunday, September 03, 2023 04:46:00
    On 02 Sep 2023, Digital Man said the following...

    I created a gitlab issue for your request: https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/issues/613

    i took a peek on vert and it looks like the "Temp Directory Command Menu" is still there (still an awesome feature btw..)

    perhaps it can be reworked slightly so email files can be pushed into the temp dir so users can create a zip file of them (or even grab individual files from inside other ones)

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  • From candycane@VERT/BTTMLSS to MRO on Tuesday, September 05, 2023 08:53:00
    I would tell the guy to send one zip archive instead.

    Or maybe if you upload more than 5 files it auto zips it?

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to candycane on Tuesday, September 05, 2023 23:30:37
    Re: Re: Improvements to email attachment downloads
    By: candycane to MRO on Tue Sep 05 2023 08:53 am

    I would tell the guy to send one zip archive instead.

    Or maybe if you upload more than 5 files it auto zips it?

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    in my opinion, which means nothing, these type of requests should be user mods but not overall changes to the base system.
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  • From Conrad Candy Smith@VERT to MRO on Wednesday, September 06, 2023 19:53:56
    in my opinion, which means nothing, these type of requests should be
    user mods
    but not overall changes to the base system.

    Your opinion means something!

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