bcc to two groups causes ALL names to be revealed

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

Thunderbird
Untriaged
RESOLVED INVALID
4 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: prr0616, Unassigned)

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24 Branch
x86_64
Windows 7

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Description

4 years ago
Created attachment 8459159 [details]
tbirdbug.png

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:30.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/30.0 (Beta/Release)
Build ID: 20140605174243

Steps to reproduce:

Sent message with 
BCC to a mailing list from one address book on address line one (39 recipients)
BCC to a mailing list from another address book on second line (22 recipients, including sender)
message had subject,content



Actual results:

message was delivered with the following in the recipient fields:
"To undisclosed-recipients"
"BCC name1,name2 name3, ...(61 names total)
not even the first group BCC was honored)


Expected results:

both to lines should read "To undisclosed-recipients" and neither line should display any names at all

I've enclosed a screen shot of my mailbox with the bcc letter (which I also sent to myself as a member of one of the mailing lists)

Comment 1

4 years ago
Are you sure this isn't a case of Gmail de-duplicating the message in your inbox and actually showing the message in your sent folder (which would have the Bcc fields visible)? Gmail has a habit of doing this sort of thing to save space.

Can you try testing this by sending a message with Bcc to two groups, with one of the addresses being a *different* account that you control?
(Reporter)

Comment 2

4 years ago
Yes, it is apparently Gmail's doing, although the message where I saw this apparent bug was not in the "sent" folder, it arrived in Gmail's (and thus Thunderbird's) INBOX, which is what threw me.  

I tried your suggestion, using an email addressed to me that was not the initiating email, and it arrived at that address without the exposed addresses, as it should.  It still comes back to the initiating email's inbox with the addresses displayed, but that's ok.  My sincere apologies for wasting everyone's time.. Please close this bug as invalid.

Comment 3

4 years ago
(In reply to prr0616 from comment #2)
> Yes, it is apparently Gmail's doing, although the message where I saw this
> apparent bug was not in the "sent" folder, it arrived in Gmail's (and thus
> Thunderbird's) INBOX, which is what threw me.  

Yeah, what happens is that Gmail "receives"* the message in the inbox and sees that it's very similar to the sent message. Then it deletes the inbox message and just makes it show the message from the sent folder. It's really confusing, and one of several reasons I've been looking for an alternative to Gmail.

* Mail from a Gmail account to another Gmail account doesn't use SMTP as far as I know. It's just a database transaction.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Updated

4 years ago
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