Bulk Mail Inbox

Inbox Item Searching

Addon Support Statement

NEWS: I'm back in WoW. I'll try to update addons after catching up, especially if they are bugging out.

Addon Description

Bulk mail reception made really easy. This addon allows you to selectively pick mails to open from the inbox, open all mails with money or open all items.

Key Features

There are many bulk email openers available to choose from. However Bulk Mail Inbox has several unique features:

  • Shows a dialog with all items and money in your mailbox.
  • Allows you to take individual items even if they were all sent in one email.
  • You can mark multiple items to take make without taking all.
  • Allows easy comparision of items in the mail list with items you're currently using (just hold shift down while hovering the items).

Bulk Mail Inbox 4.0 beta

The 4.0 beta is a conversion to Ace3 and other modern libraries. In addition it has several improvements and fixes as outlined below:

  • Inbox pagination and filtering.
  • Clicking on a column header now sorts that header. Before clicking on any header just rotated the sorting to a new column.
  • Sorting is reversed if you click on the header which currently is sorted.
  • Better placement of the tooltip (now sit nexts to the frame that opened it)
  • Pressing and releasing the shift key while hovering an item will now properly show/hide the comparision window.
  • Fixed opening of mails is now throttled to prevent errors and as a result opening a lot of mails is now much better.
  • The list of items is updated during auto opening emails.

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  • Avatar of dhedbor dhedbor Nov 28, 2010 at 05:14 UTC - 0 likes

    I'll look to add customizable sizing and placement in a later version. For now I'll just make the window larger by default. I've also compressed the header a bit. I can't make it one line because then it won't fit. With the font size changeable you can also change the number of items that fit. I will add a customizable step size (simple modification to LibQTip) which should solve the scrolling speed issue.

    I already fixed so "Take All" and "Take Cash" works on the items currently shown if you use a search filter.

  • Avatar of kogasu kogasu Nov 27, 2010 at 18:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Here is some feedback from a longtime user, who regularly has massive in-boxes.

    On a positive note, it looks good, I like the search box, and the new sort features are very nice. I'm also very appreciative that you have taken over this indispensable mod. Keep up the good work.

    Here are some constructive criticisms: It would be nice if there was an associated single-click way to remove the items that the search returns. Ex search "scroll", one-button takes all scrolls.

    I need this mod to anchor near the top of the screen, anchoring next to the mail frame is wasted vertical space. For me, tooltip:SetPoint("TOPLEFT", MailFrame, "TOPRIGHT", -5, 95) was about right with my old 4x3 aspect ratio.

    I need this mod to go from top to bottom of the screen, and cram as many lines as possible into it. tooltip:UpdateScrolling(UIParent:GetHeight() / tooltip:GetScale()) worked better for me.

    The default settings let me see about 22 items in my box, requiring a LOT of scrolling to pick and mark items for removal. Scrolling is also only 1/2 an item line at a time and seems excrutiatingly slow. The addition of the page buttons help, but not enough. <This is a game buster.> Sometimes I have nearly 600 items in 50 mails. The old version puts everything on one page, with a fairly snappy scroll. This "feels" better to me when I'm sorting through a myriad of items. I can see all the way to the back, I just have to scroll for it.

    My lua changes still only let me see about 32 items. Smaller icons and possibly adjustable scaling or font sizes will allow more items to be seen. Please condense the header box and edit box vertically down too, remove all blank lines and reduce the edit box, search input, and button height.

    Also of note, with my ui scale slightly less than 1 and the frame locked to the screen, the width of the frame extends far enough to cover the "close" button on the mailbox. While not a game buster it does require me to reach for the escape button or close BMI, then the mailbox. I had to unlock the frame and shift it slightly to the right. Smaller font to the rescue again?

    Mailbox power-users want to see as much of the inbox as possible on a single page. Please try to squeeze everything you can out of the vertical layout of this mod. Thank you !!

    Last edited Nov 28, 2010 by kogasu
  • Avatar of zino zino Nov 22, 2010 at 19:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Also glad to have this addon back in action. Thanks David!

  • Avatar of Nathanyel Nathanyel Nov 22, 2010 at 15:49 UTC - 0 likes

    Glad to see this nifty addon continued!

  • Avatar of dhedbor dhedbor Nov 21, 2010 at 06:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Your wish is your command. I've picked this one up as well.

  • Avatar of Kerecha Kerecha Nov 17, 2010 at 08:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Totally agree with WMerkens, don't really ever use any of the BulkMail2 functions (i just send everything to one of my 3 "bank" guilds and stuff it in there) or to the AH. BM2Inbox on the other hand i use every single day and there is nothing out there afaik that is anywhere near it (the see all items and pick the ones you want, even from mass mails without digging through specific mails part) all the others are just "take everything" and thats useless for me since ill never have inventory enough to take all my mails at once and being able to mark the top prio items based on available bagslots is a HUGE benefit over any other "grabber"....

  • Avatar of WMerkens WMerkens Nov 15, 2010 at 11:35 UTC - 0 likes

    Both of those addons BulkMail2 and BulkNail2inbox go hand in hand and to be honest I do not use the rule system at all. I always thought that way it displayed the in-box and allowed me to see what I was mailing or reading was a bigger benefit then the rules.

  • Avatar of dhedbor dhedbor Nov 14, 2010 at 20:45 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm going to be taking over BulkMail2 but I will not take over this addon for now at least. There are plenty of existing bulk open addons and although I do see the benefit of this addon (mainly the ability to selectively open emails), I will first focus on the features that are unique in WoW, namely BM2 auto mailing.

  • Avatar of Kerecha Kerecha Nov 14, 2010 at 14:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Any hope of getting this ported to Ace3 now that Ace2 is dead/dying?

  • Avatar of WMerkens WMerkens Oct 16, 2010 at 08:18 UTC - 0 likes

    still getting this error when I attempt to open a in game mail

    13x BulkMail2Inbox-3.0.3\BulkMailInbox.lua:296 attempt to call method 'GetObjectType' (a nil value)
    (tail call): ?:
    <string>:"*:OnClick":5: in function <[string "*:OnClick"]:1>

    (*temporary) = "LeftButton"
    (*temporary) = false
    (*temporary) = <function> defined =[C]:-1


    If i disable it no problem can open up the in game mail and read it.


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