bug-gnu-emacs
[Top][All Lists]
Advanced

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

bug#15095: 24.2; mail items in Tools menu confusing to new users


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#15095: 24.2; mail items in Tools menu confusing to new users
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:03:08 +0300

> From: Carson Chittom <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 07:02:21 -0500
> 
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > I'm guessing everyone is nowadays aware of a function in a word
> > processor that sends the current document via email.  So I think you
> > are wrong here.
> 
> I have to disagree.  It's my experience--and granted, the plural of
> anecdote is not data--that in an office where Microsoft Office is used
> heavily, daily, nearly no one uses this functionality, even if they are
> aware of it; and very few are aware of it.

My experience is almost exactly the opposite.  I get quite a few
emails whose subject is a telltale "Emailing: Something.doc".

> >> Incidentally, I didn't remember what came up, so I just tried (via 
> >> emacs -Q and then going through Rmail) to send a message like a new user
> >> would.  Emacs (presumably message.el) just prompts me to select "mail
> >> client," "transport," or "smtp" to send my message; and there is no
> >> indication that I've left Rmail.
> >
> > The indication is in the mode line, as usual in Emacs.  After all,
> > that's how you know you are in Rmail, right?
> 
> It just says "Message."  There is no indication--again, to a user
> unfamiliar with Emacs--that Message isn't just some part of Rmail.

As you well know, that "Message" thing is the current major mode.  It
was "Rmail" when you were in Rmail.





reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]