[SailfishDevel] Jolla owner - day 1

Thomas Tanghus thomas at tanghus.net
Sat Dec 21 19:44:49 UTC 2013

I like it!

But then again I knew I would ;)

However as it is a beta release of the software, here's my list of issues 
collected so far.

Mail client:

- Folder hierarchy is messed up. Folders within folders appear what looks to 
be totally randomly. I have an IMAP folder named Lists, which contains sub-
folders for the mailing lists I subscribe to. They show scattered around in 
the list. Indented, but not under their parent folder.

- From address doesn't contain name, only email. When you send an email From 
is "user at example.com" instead of "Jolla User <user at example.com>". When you've 
filled out the details when you started using the phone, why not use them; or 
even better have it as a setting per mail account.

- In-Reply-To missing: When you reply to a mail no In-Reply-To header is added 
which breaks threading in mail clients that support that.

- Does it honor Reply-To: When replying to a mail the client always uses From 
instead of Reply-To.

- Select folders to sync and notify about. I'm not the first to have that 
feature request ;)

- When deleting mails on IMAP they are moved to Trash folder, but not marked 
as read. Minor detail, but would be nice.

- Gets stuck or shows no progress when loading large folders. A spinner in the 
middle would be enough.

- Cover shows 0 unread although both current folder and inbox has unread msgs. 


- Opens last visited instead of homepage (or cannot set homepage).

- Can't change default search engine to other than the predefined 3. I prefer 
to use https://duckduckgo.com/ but the browser doesn't support adding it as 
search engine. I guess 
is what's used. The browser in N9(50) supports that FWIW ;)

- Changing URL, finding bookmarks etc. very unintuitive unless you've read the 
guide. It could be a simple matter of changing the icon. An icon that shows 
the number of tabs doesn't indicate that that's where you edit the URL, send a 
link etc.


- Error handling and reporting!

- Twitter: Says »Creating account« then nothing. Doesn't ask for credentials.

- XMPP: Silently fails on certificate error. Doesn't show up as an option in 


- When sharing a note by email it gets sent as an attached VNOTE with the body 
base64 encoded and with a vcf extension which I thought was reserved for 
vCards?. I for one don't have any applications that can handle that format. 

Tha-tha-that's it - for today. Enjoy the holidays and have a well deserved 
rest :)

Med venlig hilsen / Best Regards

Thomas Tanghus

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