Ergonomics and security of graphical email clients



Like other common mail clients, Trojitá has a configuration wizard (Figure 15), but it lacks a database connection to determine access data automatically, so when creating an account, you need to know the data of the IMAP and SMTP servers. You can also manually assign port numbers that deviate from the standard, choose from various authentication methods, and set options for transport encryption.

Figure 15: Trojitá comes with a simple but effective configuration dialog.


After creating the account, the application opens a conventional window with the usual division into segments (Figure 16). A menubar and a buttonbar give you quick access to frequently used functions. You can manage contacts with the help of an integrated address book. Trojitá also displays email in either plain text or HTML format.

Figure 16: The Trojitá program window follows conventional concepts.

A special feature under IMAP | Network Access lets you choose between the options Offline , Expensive Connection , and Free Access , which make it possible to minimize the volume (and cost) of data to be transferred in the event of expensive paid access to the Internet with a UMTS/LTE connection.


Because the application does not have a recycle bin, email disappears irrevocably into a black hole when deleted, so special care is required. For messages saved offline, you can also specify whether Trojitá should delete them after a defined period of time. This action is also irrevocable, so it is a good idea to save the messages permanently, which you can also set as an option.

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