5 features worth implementing?
rob.markovic at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 21:02:01 CET 2006
For the lost emails when sending problem,
My suggestion is to go at it in two steps.
First would be to save every message ready to send, and if it fails,
not delete it from the draft directory or whatever the case will be.
This means that the textbox input with whatever it contains upon
clicking the send button gets saved. This will not help in cases where
one types a long email for an hour and then the browser crashes for
example and the email is lost. Lets call this step the "dumb save"
The next step we can call the "smart save" method, where there would
be a bit of JS to look for pauses in typing or a simple 30 sec
interval, and do an autosave with a timestamp. This way one can have
multiple autosaves, that update each other and if anything happens in
the long run, you still have the most recent draft available. This
periodic save should also keep the session active longer while one is
in compose mode, and eliminate the session timeout problem.
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