it is hard to set up the email, it used to be much easier.
Thanks for the feedback. Apart from validating the fields, what has got harder? The actual setup hasn't changed since about 0.54 so I'm wondering if you're talking about the new validation, or something else?
The validation was added because so many people seem to have trouble getting their settings right. Highlighting erroneous fields I thought would make it clearer where the problems are.
If you've just upgraded from, say, 0.31b then yes, it has changed a lot from that version that used Apple Mail under the covers. I could perhaps try and find a way to get the email settings from Apple Mail, but from a little online reading, this isn't necessarily easy to do, and if you're using some other client, then what?
If you have any suggestions on how to make it better, please do so. I'm moving this to feature requests.
0.69 will allow you to specify a blank password again if you explicitly configure it to. Perhaps this is what you're after?
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